When can I plant Asparagus Fern in Zone 10a

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

The first opportunity to plant asparagus fern in Zone 10a should be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asparagus Fern

Frost tolerance for asparagus fern: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Asparagus Fern do not do well in cold weather which means that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant asparagus fern 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 asparagus fern and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your asparagus fern may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your asparagus fern 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. It might get as low as 30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a it frosts late in the year after January 31 be ready to protect your asparagus fern if we have 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.