When can I plant Forget-Me-Not 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.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 9b you should be able to determine when you can plant forget-me-not.


Planting Calendar for Forget-Me-Not

Frost tolerance for forget-me-not: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Forget-Me-Not tend to make it in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant forget-me-not
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant forget-me-not
Probably not a good time to plant forget-me-not

The earliest that you can plant forget-me-not in Zone 9b is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant forget-me-not and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your forget-me-not may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your forget-me-not indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes 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 forget-me-not if we have a surprise 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.