When can I plant Lenten Rose 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.

It's a good idea to figure out when it's the best time to plant lenten rose by using the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Lenten Rose

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

Since lenten rose are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant lenten rose
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant lenten rose
Probably not a good time to plant lenten rose

The earliest that you can plant lenten rose 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 lenten rose and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your lenten rose may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your lenten rose indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b there is a last frost after February 15 be ready to protect your lenten rose if we have 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.