When can I plant Sutera 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 8b should be reffered to in order to determine when you can plant sutera.


Planting Calendar for Sutera

Frost tolerance for sutera: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Sutera do ok in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

The last month that you can plant sutera and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sutera may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your sutera indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b we get surprised by a frost after March 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your sutera in the event of 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.