When can I plant Xerianthemum in Zone 9b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to figure out when you can plant xerianthemum by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 9b.


Planting Calendar for Xerianthemum

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

Xerianthemum tend to make it in very little cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant xerianthemum 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 xerianthemum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your xerianthemum may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your xerianthemum indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on February 15 in Zone 9b. It might get as low as 25°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b it frosts late in the year after February 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your xerianthemum 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.