When can I plant Scallions 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 9b it's possible to estimate when you can plant scallions.


Planting Calendar for Scallions

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

Scallions tend to make it in mild cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant scallions 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 scallions and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your scallions may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your scallions indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost 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 USDA zone info for Zone 9b is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to protect your scallions if we have 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.