When can I plant Monkey Flower in Zone 10b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

You can estimate when to plant monkey flower in Zone 10b by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Monkey Flower

Frost tolerance for monkey flower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

It's probably a bad idea to plant monkey flower until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant monkey flower 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 monkey flower and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your monkey flower may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your monkey flower indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is 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 is different every 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 monkey flower if we have 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.