When can I plant Dallas Fern in Zone 9b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden 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 can be reviewed to figure out when you can plant dallas fern.


Planting Calendar for Dallas Fern

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

Dallas Fern require warm weather which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant dallas fern 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 dallas fern and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your dallas fern may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your dallas fern indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on 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 USDA zone info for Zone 9b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b it frosts late in the year after February 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your dallas fern if we have 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.