When can I plant Lenten Rose in Zone 10a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of figuring out when you can plant lenten rose is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 10a.


Planting Calendar for Lenten Rose

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

Since lenten rose do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant lenten rose
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant lenten rose
Probably not a good time to plant lenten rose

The earliest that you can plant lenten rose 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 lenten rose and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your lenten rose may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your lenten rose indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on January 31 in Zone 10a. We should 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 just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 10a we get a frost after January 31 so always be ready to cover your lenten rose if we have a 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.