When can I plant Chamomile in Zone 10b

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

The USDA zone info for Zone 10b should be looked at to determine when it's possible to plant chamomile.


Planting Calendar for Chamomile

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

Chamomile do well in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant chamomile 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 chamomile and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your chamomile may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your chamomile indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b we get a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your chamomile if we have a surprise 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.