When can I plant Scarlet Pimpernels 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.

The best time to plant scarlet pimpernels in Zone 9b can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Scarlet Pimpernels

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

You can plant scarlet pimpernels slightly earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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A good time to plant scarlet pimpernels
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant scarlet pimpernels
Probably not a good time to plant scarlet pimpernels

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9b. It might get as low as 25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b it frosts late in the year after February 15 be ready to cover your scarlet pimpernels 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.