When can I plant Lemon grass 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.

You can determine when you can plant lemon grass in Zone 10a by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lemon grass

Frost tolerance for lemon grass: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant lemon grass slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant lemon grass 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 lemon grass and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your lemon grass may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your lemon grass indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 so be sure to be ready to protect your lemon grass 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.