When can I plant Brachycome in Zone 9a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

You should be able to determine when it's possible to plant brachycome by using the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Brachycome

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

Since brachycome require warm weather you really should wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 9a we get surprised by a frost after February 15 so always be ready to cover your brachycome 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.