When can I plant Abutilon in Zone 9b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. 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 determine when it's possible to plant abutilon by using the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Abutilon

Frost tolerance for abutilon: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Abutilon require warm weather which tells us that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant abutilon in Zone 9b is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant abutilon and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your abutilon may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your abutilon indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9b the average date of last frost happens on February 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 25°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b we get surprised by a frost after February 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your abutilon in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low25°F
Highest Expected Low30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9b.