When can I plant Gypsophila in Zone 9a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the 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 determine when to plant gypsophila in Zone 9a by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gypsophila

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

You can plant gypsophila a little earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant gypsophila 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 gypsophila and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your gypsophila may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your gypsophila indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember 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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a we get surprised by a frost after February 15 be ready to cover your gypsophila if we have 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.