When can I plant Fanflower in Zone 9b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when you can plant fanflower in Zone 9b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Fanflower

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

Since fanflower do not do well in cold weather you must wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant fanflower 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 fanflower and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your fanflower may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your fanflower indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate 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 we get a frost after February 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your fanflower 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.