When can I plant Lotus Vine in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant lotus vine in Zone 9a can be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lotus Vine

Frost tolerance for lotus vine: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Lotus Vine do well in very little cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

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

The last month that you can plant lotus vine and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your lotus vine may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your lotus vine indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a is not always accurate 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 prepared to protect your lotus vine 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.