When can I plant Trifolium in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 9a it's a good idea to estimate when it's a good idea to plant trifolium.


Planting Calendar for Trifolium

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

Since trifolium are barely cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant trifolium 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 trifolium and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your trifolium may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your trifolium indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9a. We can expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a we get surprised by a frost after February 15 be ready to protect your trifolium in the event of 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.