When can I plant Salvia in Zone 9b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. 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 it's possible to plant salvia in Zone 9b by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Salvia

Frost tolerance for salvia: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant salvia just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant salvia in Zone 9b is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant salvia and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your salvia may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your salvia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 9b we get surprised by a frost after February 15 so always be ready to protect your salvia 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.