When can I plant Anchusa 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.

You should be able to figure out when it's a good idea to plant anchusa by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Anchusa

Frost tolerance for anchusa: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Anchusa tend to make it in pretty solid cold which means that you can plant them much earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant anchusa
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant anchusa
Probably not a good time to plant anchusa

The earliest that you can plant anchusa 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 anchusa and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your anchusa may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your anchusa indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a it frosts late in the year after February 15 be ready to protect your anchusa if we have a 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.