When can I plant Alstromeria in Zone 9b

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

In Zone 9b you can figure out when it's a good idea to plant alstromeria by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Alstromeria

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

Alstromeria are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which tells us that you can plant them earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant alstromeria in Zone 9b 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 alstromeria and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your alstromeria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your alstromeria 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 9b. It might get as low as 25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 9b it frosts late in the year after February 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your alstromeria 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.