When can I plant Gazania in Zone 11a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of getting a good idea when you can plant gazania is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 11a.


Planting Calendar for Gazania

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

Since gazania are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant gazania 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 gazania and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your gazania may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your gazania indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

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.

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