When can I plant Matricaria in Zone 10b

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

The first opportunity to plant matricaria in Zone 10b should be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Matricaria

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

Matricaria do well in a little bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant matricaria 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 matricaria and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your matricaria may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your matricaria indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on January 31 in Zone 10b. We can expect an average low temperature of 35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b there is a last frost after January 31 be ready to protect your matricaria 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.