When can I plant Chrysocephalum in Zone 9a

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

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 9a it's a good idea to figure out when it's possible to plant chrysocephalum.


Planting Calendar for Chrysocephalum

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

Since chrysocephalum do not do well in cold weather it's necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant chrysocephalum 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 chrysocephalum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your chrysocephalum may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your chrysocephalum indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9a. It might get as low as 20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9a we get a frost after February 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your chrysocephalum if we have 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.