When can I plant Ageratum in Zone 9b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of making a decision about when it's the best time to plant ageratum is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Ageratum

Frost tolerance for ageratum: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Ageratum do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant ageratum 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 ageratum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your ageratum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your ageratum indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is not always accurate 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 prepared to cover your ageratum if we have 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.