When can I plant Regal Geranium in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when to plant regal geranium in Zone 9a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Regal Geranium

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

You can plant regal geranium slightly earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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The earliest that you can plant regal geranium 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 regal geranium and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your regal geranium may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your regal geranium indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a we get a frost after February 15 be ready to protect your regal geranium in the event of 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.