When can I plant Chocolate Daisy in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. 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 determine when it's possible to plant chocolate daisy by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Chocolate Daisy

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

You can plant chocolate daisy a bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant chocolate daisy 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 chocolate daisy and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your chocolate daisy may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your chocolate daisy indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. It might get as low as 20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a there is a last frost after February 15 be ready to cover your chocolate daisy in the event of 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.