When can I plant Nierembergia in Zone 8b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to determine when it's a good idea to plant nierembergia by using the USDA zone info for Zone 8b.


Planting Calendar for Nierembergia

Frost tolerance for nierembergia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

It's probably not a good idea to plant nierembergia until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant nierembergia
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant nierembergia
Probably not a good time to plant nierembergia

The earliest that you can plant nierembergia 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 nierembergia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your nierembergia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your nierembergia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b it frosts late in the year after March 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your nierembergia 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.