When can I plant Didiscus 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 didiscus in Zone 9b should be determined by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Didiscus

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

Didiscus are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which means that you can start planting them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant didiscus 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 didiscus and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your didiscus may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your didiscus indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9b. We can expect an average low temperature of 25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost 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 protect your didiscus 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.