When can I plant Summer Savory in Zone 9a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of figuring out when it's the best time to plant summer savory is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Summer Savory

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

You can plant summer savory just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant summer savory 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 summer savory and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your summer savory may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your summer savory indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9a. 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 will vary 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 summer savory 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.