When can I plant Polygonums in Zone 10a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 10a it's possible to estimate when it's the best time to plant polygonums.


Planting Calendar for Polygonums

Frost tolerance for polygonums: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

You really shouldn't plant polygonums until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a is just an average 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 surprised by a frost after January 31 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your polygonums 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.