When can I plant Veronica in Zone 9b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening 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 it's possible to plant veronica by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Veronica

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

Veronica do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant veronica 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 veronica and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your veronica may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your veronica indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is 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 an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 9b we get surprised by a frost after February 15 so always be ready to cover your veronica if we have 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.