When can I plant Chocolate Daisy in Zone 9b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine 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 reffered to in order to figure out when it's possible to plant chocolate daisy.


Planting Calendar for Chocolate Daisy

Frost tolerance for chocolate daisy: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant chocolate daisy a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant chocolate daisy in Zone 9b is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant chocolate daisy and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your chocolate daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your chocolate daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks 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.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 9b last frost occurs after February 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your chocolate daisy 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.