When can I plant Baby's Breath in Zone 9b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 9b you can estimate when to plant baby's breath by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

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

Since baby's breath are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant baby's breath
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby's breath
Probably not a good time to plant baby's breath

The earliest that you can plant baby's breath 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 baby's breath and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your baby's breath may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your baby's breath indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9b. We can expect an average low temperature of 25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b it frosts late in the year after February 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your baby's breath in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.