When can I plant Monkey Flower 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.

It's a good idea to determine when it's possible to plant monkey flower by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 10a.


Planting Calendar for Monkey Flower

Frost tolerance for monkey flower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since monkey flower are not cold tolerant it is important to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant monkey flower 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 monkey flower and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your monkey flower may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your monkey flower 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. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 30°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a we get a frost after January 31 so be sure to be ready to cover your monkey flower in the event of 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.