When can I plant Xerianthemum in Zone 8b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant xerianthemum by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 8b.


Planting Calendar for Xerianthemum

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

Xerianthemum do ok in moderate cold which tells us that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant xerianthemum 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 xerianthemum and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your xerianthemum may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your xerianthemum indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit 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.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 8b and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b we get surprised by a frost after March 15 be ready to protect your xerianthemum if we have 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.