When can I plant Galium in Zone 9b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening 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 should be reffered to in order to determine when it's possible to plant galium.


Planting Calendar for Galium

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

Galium are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant galium 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 galium and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your galium may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your galium indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it 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 protect your galium 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.