When can I plant Lavender Cotton in Zone 9b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

You will be able to figure out when to plant lavender cotton by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Lavender Cotton

Frost tolerance for lavender cotton: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant lavender cotton quite a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is not always accurate 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 lavender cotton in the event of 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.