When can I plant Veronica in Zone 10a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our 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.

A way of making a decision about when it's the best time to plant veronica is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 10a.


Planting Calendar for Veronica

Frost tolerance for veronica: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant veronica a little earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant veronica in Zone 10a is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

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

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed 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 our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a we get a frost after January 31 be ready to protect your veronica 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.