When can I plant Abutilon in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 9a you should be able to estimate when it's the best time to plant abutilon.


Planting Calendar for Abutilon

Frost tolerance for abutilon: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Abutilon do not do well in cold weather which means that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant abutilon in Zone 9a 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 abutilon and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your abutilon may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your abutilon indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 20°F.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a there is a last frost after February 15 be ready to cover your abutilon if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.