When can I plant Chrysocephalum in Zone 9b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant chrysocephalum in Zone 9b can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chrysocephalum

Frost tolerance for chrysocephalum: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Chrysocephalum do not do well in cold weather which means that it's important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9b the average date of last frost happens on February 15. It might get as low as 25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b we get a frost after February 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your chrysocephalum 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.