When can I plant Lenten Rose in Zone 8b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when you can plant lenten rose in Zone 8b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lenten Rose

Frost tolerance for lenten rose: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since lenten rose are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant lenten rose
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant lenten rose
Probably not a good time to plant lenten rose

The earliest that you can plant lenten rose in Zone 8b is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant lenten rose and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your lenten rose may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your lenten rose indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8b it frosts late in the year after March 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your lenten rose if we have one of those late frosts.

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.