When can I plant Crassula in Zone 9a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to figure out when it's possible to plant crassula by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Crassula

Frost tolerance for crassula: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since crassula are not cold tolerant it's necessary to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant crassula 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 crassula and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your crassula may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your crassula 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.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a it frosts late in the year after February 15 be ready to cover your crassula 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.