When can I plant Sedum in Zone 9a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

In Zone 9a you can determine when it's a good idea to plant sedum by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sedum

Frost tolerance for sedum: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Sedum can survive in a bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sedum 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 sedum and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your sedum may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your sedum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9a it frosts late in the year after February 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your sedum 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.