When can I plant Shasta Daisys 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant shasta daisys in Zone 9a should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Shasta Daisys

Frost tolerance for shasta daisys: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Shasta Daisys do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant shasta daisys 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 shasta daisys and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your shasta daisys may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your shasta daisys indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. We should 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a it frosts late in the year after February 15 be ready to protect your shasta daisys if we have 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.