When can I plant Bower Vine in Zone 9b

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

The first chance to plant bower vine in Zone 9b should be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bower Vine

Frost tolerance for bower vine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

It's probably not a good idea to plant bower vine until after all chance of frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant bower vine 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 bower vine and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bower vine may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your bower vine indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9b. We should expect an average low temperature of 25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b we get a frost after February 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your bower vine 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.