When can I plant Snapdragons 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 10b should be reviewed to determine when you can plant snapdragons.


Planting Calendar for Snapdragons

Frost tolerance for snapdragons: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since snapdragons do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant snapdragons 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 snapdragons and expect a good harvest is probably October. If you wait any later than that and your snapdragons may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your snapdragons indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on January 31 in Zone 10b. We should expect an average low temperature of 35°F in 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 changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10b last frost occurs after January 31 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your snapdragons if we have 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.