When can I plant Saxifraga in Zone 10b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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 determine when to plant saxifraga in Zone 10b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Saxifraga

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

You can plant saxifraga slightly earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant saxifraga 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 saxifraga and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your saxifraga may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your saxifraga 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. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 10b and it changes 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 prepared to cover your saxifraga 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.