When can I plant Baby's Breath in Zone 10b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant baby's breath in Zone 10b can be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

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

Baby's Breath do ok in a little bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant baby's breath
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby's breath
Probably not a good time to plant baby's breath

The earliest that you can plant baby's breath in Zone 10b 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 baby's breath and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your baby's breath may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your baby's breath indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10b the average date of last frost happens on January 31. It might get as low as 35°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b it frosts late in the year after January 31 be ready to protect your baby's breath in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10b.