When can I plant Yarrow in Zone 9b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 9b can be read to estimate when it's the best time to plant yarrow.


Planting Calendar for Yarrow

Frost tolerance for yarrow: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Yarrow do well in pretty solid cold which means that you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average 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 last frost occurs after February 15 be ready to cover your yarrow 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.