When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw 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.

In Zone 9a you can determine when it's possible to plant sweetscented bedstraw by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

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

Sweetscented Bedstraw are barely cold tolerant which means that you can start planting them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Probably not a good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw 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 sweetscented bedstraw and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your sweetscented bedstraw may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your sweetscented bedstraw indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit 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 just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a we get a frost after February 15 be ready to protect your sweetscented bedstraw 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.