When can I plant Osteospermum in Zone 10b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening 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 getting a good idea when it's the best time to plant osteospermum is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for Osteospermum

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

You can plant osteospermum just a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant osteospermum 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 osteospermum and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your osteospermum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your osteospermum indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

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 may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b there is a last frost after January 31 be ready to cover your osteospermum if we have 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.