When can I plant Crossandra in Zone 11a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant crossandra by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 11a.


Planting Calendar for Crossandra

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

You really shouldn't plant crossandra until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant crossandra 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 crossandra and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your crossandra may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your crossandra 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. We should expect an average low temperature of 40°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 11a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to cover your crossandra 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.