When can I plant Lithospermum in Zone 9b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant lithospermum in Zone 9b should be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lithospermum

Frost tolerance for lithospermum: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Lithospermum require warm weather which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant lithospermum 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 lithospermum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your lithospermum may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your lithospermum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b there is a last frost after February 15 be ready to cover your lithospermum in the event of 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.