When can I plant Bellis in Zone 10a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our 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.

You can determine when to plant bellis in Zone 10a by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bellis

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

Bellis do well in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant bellis 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 bellis and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bellis may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your bellis indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a there is a last frost after January 31 be ready to protect your bellis in the event of 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.