When can I plant Sanvitalia in Zone 9a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

You will be able to estimate when it's a good idea to plant sanvitalia by using the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Sanvitalia

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

Since sanvitalia do ok in moderate cold you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. It might get as low as 20°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a is just an average our actual date of last frost 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 sanvitalia 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.