When can I plant Missouri Primrose in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant missouri primrose in Zone 10a can be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Missouri Primrose

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

Missouri Primrose do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than other frost tender plants.

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The earliest that you can plant missouri primrose 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 missouri primrose and expect a good harvest is probably October. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your missouri primrose may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your missouri primrose indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10a the average date of last frost happens on January 31. It might get as low as 30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10a and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a it frosts late in the year after January 31 be ready to protect your missouri primrose 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.