When can I plant Cerastium in Zone 10a

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

It's possible to figure out when it's the best time to plant cerastium by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 10a.


Planting Calendar for Cerastium

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

Since cerastium do well in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant cerastium 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 cerastium and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your cerastium may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your cerastium indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10a is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a there is a last frost after January 31 so always be ready to protect your cerastium 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.