When can I plant Indian cress in Zone 8b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant indian cress in Zone 8b can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Indian cress

Frost tolerance for indian cress: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since indian cress do not do well in cold weather you really should wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant indian cress
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The earliest that you can plant indian cress in Zone 8b is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant indian cress and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your indian cress may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your indian cress indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 15°F.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8b we get a frost after March 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your indian cress if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8b.