When can I plant Indian cress in Zone 9b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. 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 can be used to figure out when to plant indian cress.


Planting Calendar for Indian cress

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

It's probably not a good idea to plant indian cress until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant indian cress 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 indian cress and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your indian cress may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your indian cress indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to protect your indian cress 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.