When can I plant Sweetscented Bedstraw in Zone 9b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when to plant sweetscented bedstraw in Zone 9b by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweetscented Bedstraw

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

You can plant sweetscented bedstraw slightly earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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A good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweetscented bedstraw
Probably not a good time to plant sweetscented bedstraw

The earliest that you can plant sweetscented bedstraw 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 sweetscented bedstraw and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your sweetscented bedstraw may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your sweetscented bedstraw indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b we get a frost after February 15 be ready to cover your sweetscented bedstraw in the event of a surprise 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.