When can I plant Flower-of-an-Hour 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 first chance to plant flower-of-an-hour in Zone 11a can be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Flower-of-an-Hour

Frost tolerance for flower-of-an-hour: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant flower-of-an-hour just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant flower-of-an-hour
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant flower-of-an-hour
Probably not a good time to plant flower-of-an-hour

The earliest that you can plant flower-of-an-hour 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 flower-of-an-hour and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your flower-of-an-hour may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your flower-of-an-hour 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 not always accurate 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 cover your flower-of-an-hour if we have 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.