When can I plant Angel's Trumpets in Zone 10a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

In Zone 10a you can figure out when it's a good idea to plant angel's trumpets by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Angel's Trumpets

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

Angel's Trumpets are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which tells us that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant angel's trumpets
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant angel's trumpets
Probably not a good time to plant angel's trumpets

The earliest that you can plant angel's trumpets in Zone 10a 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 angel's trumpets and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your angel's trumpets may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your angel's trumpets indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is January 31 in Zone 10a. We should expect an average low temperature of 30°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to protect your angel's trumpets in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low30°F
Highest Expected Low35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10a.