When can I plant Brachycome in Zone 9b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant brachycome in Zone 9b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Brachycome

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

Brachycome are not cold tolerant which means that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant brachycome 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 brachycome and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your brachycome may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your brachycome indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b there is a last frost after February 15 be ready to protect your brachycome 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.