When can I plant Napa Valley Fern in Zone 10a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to estimate when it's possible to plant napa valley fern by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 10a.


Planting Calendar for Napa Valley Fern

Frost tolerance for napa valley fern: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

You should not plant napa valley fern until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

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A good time to plant napa valley fern
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant napa valley fern
Probably not a good time to plant napa valley fern

The earliest that you can plant napa valley fern 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 napa valley fern and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your napa valley fern may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your napa valley fern 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. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 30°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a we get surprised by a frost after January 31 be ready to protect your napa valley fern 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.