When can I plant Bidens in Zone 10b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to figure out when it's the best time to plant bidens by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for Bidens

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

Since bidens are not cold tolerant it is important to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant bidens in Zone 10b 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 bidens and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your bidens may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your bidens indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is January 31 in Zone 10b. We should expect an average low temperature of 35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10b we get a frost after January 31 so just be sure to be ready to cover your bidens 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.