When can I plant Creeping Zinnia in Zone 10b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our 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.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 10b it's possible to determine when it's the best time to plant creeping zinnia.


Planting Calendar for Creeping Zinnia

Frost tolerance for creeping zinnia: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant creeping zinnia slightly earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant creeping zinnia 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 creeping zinnia and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your creeping zinnia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your creeping zinnia indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10b the average date of last frost happens on January 31. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10b and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10b we get surprised by a frost after January 31 so make sure that you are ready to protect your creeping zinnia in the event of 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.