When can I plant Sanvitalia in Zone 10a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 10a you will be able to figure out when you can plant sanvitalia.


Planting Calendar for Sanvitalia

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

Since sanvitalia do ok in moderate cold you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sanvitalia 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 sanvitalia and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your sanvitalia may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your sanvitalia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10a is 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 just be sure to be ready to cover your sanvitalia in the event of 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.