When can I plant Campanula in Zone 10b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of making a decision about when it's a good idea to plant campanula is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for Campanula

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

You can plant campanula a little bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant campanula 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 campanula and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your campanula may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your campanula indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 10b there is a last frost after January 31 so make sure that you are ready to protect your campanula if we have one of those late frosts.

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.