When can I plant Digitalis in Zone 10b

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

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 10b you will be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant digitalis.


Planting Calendar for Digitalis

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

You can plant digitalis a little earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant digitalis 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 digitalis and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your digitalis may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your digitalis indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit 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 cover your digitalis in the event of 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.