When can I plant Primroses 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 can figure out when to plant primroses in Zone 9b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Primroses

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

Since primroses are very cold tolerant you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant primroses 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 primroses and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your primroses may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your primroses indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9b. We should expect an average low temperature of 25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b it frosts late in the year after February 15 be ready to cover your primroses 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.