When can I plant Streptocarpella in Zone 8b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

A way of determining when it's possible to plant streptocarpella is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 8b.


Planting Calendar for Streptocarpella

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

Since streptocarpella require warm weather you must wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant streptocarpella 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 streptocarpella and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your streptocarpella may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your streptocarpella indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b last frost occurs after March 15 be ready to protect your streptocarpella in the event of a surprise 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.