When can I plant Stoneseed in Zone 9b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant stoneseed in Zone 9b should be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Stoneseed

Frost tolerance for stoneseed: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since stoneseed do not do well in cold weather it's necessary to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

The last month that you can plant stoneseed and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your stoneseed may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your stoneseed indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b we get surprised by a frost after February 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your stoneseed 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.