When can I plant Ageratum in Zone 9a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the 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.

In Zone 9a you can figure out when to plant ageratum by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Ageratum

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

It's probably a bad idea to plant ageratum until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant ageratum 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 ageratum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your ageratum may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your ageratum 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. We should expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to protect your ageratum 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.