When can I plant Aurinia in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 10a you can estimate when it's the best time to plant aurinia by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Aurinia

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

Since aurinia are very cold tolerant you can plant them earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant aurinia in Zone 10a 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 aurinia and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your aurinia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your aurinia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always 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 10a and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your aurinia in the event of a late frost.

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.