When can I plant Summer Savory in Zone 10a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant summer savory in Zone 10a can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Summer Savory

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

Summer Savory 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 plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant summer savory 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 summer savory and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your summer savory may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your summer savory indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to cover your summer savory 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.