When can I plant Saxifraga in Zone 9a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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 should be able to determine when it's a good idea to plant saxifraga by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Saxifraga

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

Saxifraga tend to make it in mild cold which means that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant saxifraga 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 saxifraga and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your saxifraga may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your saxifraga 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.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9a we get a frost after February 15 so always be ready to cover your saxifraga in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.