When can I plant Brunfelsia in Zone 10b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

In Zone 10b you can determine when it's the best time to plant brunfelsia by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Brunfelsia

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

Since brunfelsia are not cold tolerant you need to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant brunfelsia 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 brunfelsia and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your brunfelsia may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your brunfelsia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on January 31 in Zone 10b. It might get as low as 35°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10b is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to protect your brunfelsia 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.