When can I plant Chamomile in Zone 9b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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.

The best time to plant chamomile in Zone 9b can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chamomile

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

Chamomile are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant chamomile 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 chamomile and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your chamomile may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your chamomile indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember 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. Since half of the time in Zone 9b last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to protect your chamomile if we have 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.