When can I plant Stoneseed in Zone 8b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 8b you can figure out when it's a good idea to plant stoneseed by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Stoneseed

Frost tolerance for stoneseed: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Stoneseed are not cold tolerant which means that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant stoneseed 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 stoneseed and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your stoneseed may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your stoneseed indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b there is a last frost after March 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your stoneseed 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.