When can I plant Alternanthera in Zone 11a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine 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.

The best time to plant alternanthera in Zone 11a can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Alternanthera

Frost tolerance for alternanthera: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since alternanthera require warm weather you really should wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant alternanthera 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 alternanthera and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your alternanthera may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your alternanthera indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of 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.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to protect your alternanthera in the event of a late frost.

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.