When can I plant Sanvitalia in Zone 10b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant sanvitalia in Zone 10b can be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sanvitalia

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

You can plant sanvitalia just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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The earliest that you can plant sanvitalia 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 sanvitalia and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your sanvitalia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your sanvitalia indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on January 31 in Zone 10b. It might get as low as 35°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important 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 it frosts late in the year after January 31 so make sure that you are ready to protect your sanvitalia in the event of 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.