When can I plant Angelonia in Zone 9b

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.

A way of estimating when it's a good idea to plant angelonia is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Angelonia

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

You can plant angelonia slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant angelonia in Zone 9b 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 angelonia and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your angelonia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your angelonia indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9b. 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 just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b there is a last frost after February 15 be ready to protect your angelonia 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.