When can I plant Dipladenia 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.

One way of estimating when to plant dipladenia is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for Dipladenia

Frost tolerance for dipladenia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since dipladenia require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant dipladenia 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 dipladenia and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dipladenia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your dipladenia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10b last frost occurs after January 31 so be sure to be ready to cover your dipladenia 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.