When can I plant Torenia in Zone 9b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 9b can be reviewed to estimate when to plant torenia.


Planting Calendar for Torenia

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

Since torenia require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant torenia 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 torenia and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your torenia may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your torenia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9b the average date of last frost happens on February 15. It might get as low as 25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b we get a frost after February 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your torenia in the event of 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.