When can I plant Nolana in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant nolana in Zone 10a should be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nolana

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

Since nolana do not do well in cold weather you have to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant nolana 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 nolana and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your nolana may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your nolana indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on January 31 in Zone 10a. We can expect an average low temperature of 30°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a we get a frost after January 31 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your nolana 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.