When can I plant Myosotis 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 9a can be reffered to in order to estimate when it's a good idea to plant myosotis.


Planting Calendar for Myosotis

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

You can plant myosotis a little earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to cover your myosotis 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.