When can I plant Brunfelsia 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to estimate when it's a good idea to plant brunfelsia by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Brunfelsia

Frost tolerance for brunfelsia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Brunfelsia are not cold tolerant which means that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant brunfelsia 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 brunfelsia and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your brunfelsia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your brunfelsia 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a we get surprised by a frost after February 15 be ready to cover your brunfelsia in the event of a surprise 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.