When can I plant Foxglove 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.

You will be able to determine when it's possible to plant foxglove by using the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Foxglove

Frost tolerance for foxglove: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant foxglove a little bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant foxglove 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 foxglove and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your foxglove may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your foxglove indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9b the average date of last frost happens on February 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 25°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b it frosts late in the year after February 15 be ready to cover your foxglove if we have 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.