When can I plant Hamelia 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.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 10a you should be able to determine when it's possible to plant hamelia.


Planting Calendar for Hamelia

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

Hamelia do not do well in cold weather which means that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant hamelia 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 hamelia and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your hamelia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your hamelia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost 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 protect your hamelia 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.