When can I plant Violets 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 USDA zone info for Zone 10b should be looked at to estimate when it's possible to plant violets.


Planting Calendar for Violets

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

You can plant violets a little earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant violets 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 violets and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your violets may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your violets indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10b the average date of last frost happens on January 31. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average 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 there is a last frost after January 31 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your violets 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.