When can I plant Nemesia in Zone 11a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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.

In Zone 11a you can determine when it's a good idea to plant nemesia by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nemesia

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

Nemesia are not cold tolerant which means that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant nemesia 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 nemesia and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your nemesia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your nemesia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11a is an average and 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 nemesia 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.