When can I plant Winter Savory in Zone 9a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

It's a good idea to estimate when to plant winter savory by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Winter Savory

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

Since winter savory are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant winter savory 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 winter savory and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your winter savory may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your winter savory indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9a. We can expect an average low temperature of 20°F in 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 we get surprised by a frost after February 15 be ready to protect your winter savory 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.