When can I plant Fanflower in Zone 9a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our 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.

A way of making a decision about when it's the best time to plant fanflower is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Fanflower

Frost tolerance for fanflower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Fanflower are not cold tolerant which tells us that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. We should expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9a it frosts late in the year after February 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your fanflower if we have 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.