When can I plant Moon Vine in Zone 9a

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

The USDA zone info for Zone 9a should be used to estimate when to plant moon vine.


Planting Calendar for Moon Vine

Frost tolerance for moon vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Moon Vine do not do well in cold weather which means that you must wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant moon vine 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 moon vine and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your moon vine may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your moon vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9a. We can expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary 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 protect your moon vine in the event of a surprise 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.