When can I plant Lysimachia in Zone 8b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when you can plant lysimachia in Zone 8b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lysimachia

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

Since lysimachia do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant lysimachia
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant lysimachia
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The earliest that you can plant lysimachia 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 lysimachia and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your lysimachia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your lysimachia indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on March 15 in Zone 8b. It might get as low as 15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b there is a last frost after March 15 be ready to protect your lysimachia 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.