When can I plant Vinca Vine in Zone 9a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of figuring out when to plant vinca vine is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Vinca Vine

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

You can plant vinca vine a bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant vinca vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant vinca vine
Probably not a good time to plant vinca vine

The earliest that you can plant vinca vine 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 vinca vine and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your vinca vine may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your vinca vine indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9a. It might get as low as 20°F during the coldest months of winter.

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 last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to protect your vinca vine in the event of 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.