When can I plant Ajuga in Zone 11a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 11a you can determine when it's possible to plant ajuga by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Ajuga

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

Ajuga tend to make it in cold weather which tells us that you can plant them quite a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant ajuga in Zone 11a 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 ajuga and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your ajuga may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your ajuga indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 40°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 11a and it changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to cover your ajuga if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low40°F
Highest Expected Low45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 11a.