When can I plant Snapdragons in Zone 9b

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

In Zone 9b you can determine when to plant snapdragons by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Snapdragons

Frost tolerance for snapdragons: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since snapdragons are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant snapdragons 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 snapdragons and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your snapdragons may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your snapdragons indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9b the average date of last frost happens on February 15. We should expect an average low temperature of 25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to protect your snapdragons 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.