When can I plant Nierembergia in Zone 10a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 10a you can determine when it's possible to plant nierembergia by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nierembergia

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

Nierembergia do not do well in cold weather which means that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant nierembergia 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 nierembergia and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your nierembergia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your nierembergia 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.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a we get surprised by a frost after January 31 so always be ready to protect your nierembergia 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.