When can I plant Thunbergia 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 looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 10a you will be able to figure out when you can plant thunbergia.


Planting Calendar for Thunbergia

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

Since thunbergia do not do well in cold weather it's important to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant thunbergia 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 thunbergia and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your thunbergia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your thunbergia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10a and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a it frosts late in the year after January 31 so just be sure to be ready to protect your thunbergia 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.