When can I plant Bells of Ireland in Zone 9a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. 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 bells of ireland in Zone 9a can be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bells of Ireland

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

Bells of Ireland do well in mild cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant bells of ireland
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bells of ireland
Probably not a good time to plant bells of ireland

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

The last month that you can plant bells of ireland and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bells of ireland may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your bells of ireland indoors.

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.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9a there is a last frost after February 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your bells of ireland 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.