When can I plant Streptocarpella in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 9a it's possible to estimate when to plant streptocarpella.


Planting Calendar for Streptocarpella

Frost tolerance for streptocarpella: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

You really shouldn't plant streptocarpella until after the last frost because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant streptocarpella 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 streptocarpella and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your streptocarpella may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your streptocarpella indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9a we get surprised by a frost after February 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your streptocarpella if we have a surprise 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.