When can I plant Salsify in Zone 10b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of making a decision about when it's a good idea to plant salsify is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for Salsify

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

Salsify do ok in very little cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant salsify 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 salsify and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your salsify may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your salsify indoors is a great way to get them started 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.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10b we get a frost after January 31 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your salsify if we have 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.