When can I plant African Daisy in Zone 9a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant african daisy in Zone 9a should be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for African Daisy

Frost tolerance for african daisy: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

African Daisy are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant african daisy in Zone 9a is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant african daisy and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your african daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your african daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9a. It might get as low as 20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9a it frosts late in the year after February 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your african daisy if we have a surprise late frost.

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.