When can I plant Bidens in Zone 9a

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

The best time to plant bidens in Zone 9a can be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bidens

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

Bidens require warm weather which means that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant bidens 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 bidens and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bidens may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your bidens indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it is different every 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 bidens in the event of 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.