When can I plant Crossandra 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.

You will be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant crossandra by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Crossandra

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

Since crossandra are not cold tolerant you have to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant crossandra 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 crossandra and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your crossandra may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your crossandra indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b last frost occurs after February 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your crossandra 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.