When can I plant Flax in Zone 10b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. 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 flax is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for Flax

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

Flax do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to protect your flax in the event of a 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.