When can I plant Baby's Breath in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 10a you will be able to determine when it's possible to plant baby's breath.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

Frost tolerance for baby's breath: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since baby's breath are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant baby's breath
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby's breath
Probably not a good time to plant baby's breath

The earliest that you can plant baby's breath 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 baby's breath and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your baby's breath may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your baby's breath indoors is a great way to get them started a few 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.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to protect your baby's breath if we have a surprise 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.