When can I plant Decorative Kale 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.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 11a it's a good idea to figure out when it's the best time to plant decorative kale.


Planting Calendar for Decorative Kale

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

Decorative Kale are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant decorative kale
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant decorative kale
Probably not a good time to plant decorative kale

The earliest that you can plant decorative kale 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 decorative kale and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your decorative kale may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your decorative kale indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind 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 cover your decorative kale if we have a surprise 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.