When can I plant Fanflower in Zone 11a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 11a you should be able to estimate when it's a good idea to plant fanflower.


Planting Calendar for Fanflower

Frost tolerance for fanflower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Fanflower do not do well in cold weather which means that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just 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 protect your fanflower 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.