When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw in Zone 8b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 8b it's a good idea to estimate when it's the best time to plant sweetscented bedstraw.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

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

You can plant sweetscented bedstraw just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw 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 sweetscented bedstraw and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your sweetscented bedstraw may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your sweetscented bedstraw indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8b the average date of last frost happens on March 15. 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 not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8b we get a frost after March 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your sweetscented bedstraw if we have 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.