When can I plant Daylily 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.

You can figure out when you can plant daylily in Zone 9a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Daylily

Frost tolerance for daylily: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Daylily are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can plant them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant daylily in Zone 9a is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant daylily and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your daylily may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your daylily indoors.

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.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 9a we get a frost after February 15 so always be ready to protect your daylily 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.