When can I plant Regal Geranium in Zone 10a

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

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 10a you should be able to figure out when to plant regal geranium.


Planting Calendar for Regal Geranium

Frost tolerance for regal geranium: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Regal Geranium are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10a the average date of last frost happens on January 31. It might get as low as 30°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a we get surprised by a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your regal geranium 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.