When can I plant Xerianthemum in Zone 9a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

The first opportunity to plant xerianthemum in Zone 9a should be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Xerianthemum

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

You can plant xerianthemum slightly earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant xerianthemum 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 xerianthemum and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your xerianthemum may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your xerianthemum indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on February 15 in Zone 9a. We should expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9a is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9a last frost occurs after February 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your xerianthemum 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.