When can I plant Regal Geranium 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.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 10b you should be able to estimate when to plant regal geranium.


Planting Calendar for Regal Geranium

Frost tolerance for regal geranium: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since regal geranium do ok in moderate cold you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant regal geranium 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 regal geranium and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your regal geranium may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your regal geranium indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on January 31 in Zone 10b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b it frosts late in the year after January 31 be ready to cover your regal geranium 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.