When can I plant Daylily in Zone 11a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 11a it's possible to figure out when you can plant daylily.


Planting Calendar for Daylily

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

You can plant daylily a little bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant daylily 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 daylily and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your daylily may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your daylily indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11a it never frosts. It might get as low as 40°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 11a is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to protect your daylily in the event of 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.