When can I plant Vinca Vine in Zone 10b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant vinca vine in Zone 10b should be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Vinca Vine

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

Since vinca vine do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant vinca vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant vinca vine
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The earliest that you can plant vinca vine 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 vinca vine and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your vinca vine may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your vinca vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to cover your vinca vine 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.