When can I plant Nierembergia in Zone 11a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's the best time to plant nierembergia in Zone 11a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nierembergia

Frost tolerance for nierembergia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

It's a bad idea to plant nierembergia until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11a it never frosts. It might get as low as 40°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember 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 nierembergia 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.