When can I plant Winter Savory in Zone 9b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our 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.

You can determine when it's possible to plant winter savory in Zone 9b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Winter Savory

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

Winter Savory do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant winter savory 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 winter savory and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your winter savory may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your winter savory indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is an average and 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 always be ready to protect your winter savory if we have 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.