When can I plant Scutellaria in Zone 9a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's a good idea to plant scutellaria in Zone 9a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Scutellaria

Frost tolerance for scutellaria: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You can not plant scutellaria until after all chance of frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to protect your scutellaria if we have 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.