When can I plant Armeria in Zone 9b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 9b should be looked at to estimate when it's the best time to plant armeria.


Planting Calendar for Armeria

Frost tolerance for armeria: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Armeria tend to make it in cold weather which tells us that you can plant them earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant armeria 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 armeria and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your armeria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your armeria indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on February 15 in Zone 9b. It might get as low as 25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b we get surprised by a frost after February 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your armeria if we have a surprise 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.