When can I plant Nolana in Zone 9b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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.

It's possible to figure out when you can plant nolana by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Nolana

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

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

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

The earliest that you can plant nolana 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 nolana and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your nolana may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your nolana 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 is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b we get surprised by a frost after February 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your nolana 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.