When can I plant Sedum in Zone 10b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of estimating when it's a good idea to plant sedum is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for Sedum

Frost tolerance for sedum: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Sedum do well in cold which means that you can plant them much earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant sedum 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 sedum and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your sedum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your sedum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

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 will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b we get a frost after January 31 be ready to cover your sedum 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.