When can I plant Platycodon 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 USDA zone info for Zone 11a can be read to figure out when it's possible to plant platycodon.


Planting Calendar for Platycodon

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

Since platycodon do ok in moderate cold you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant platycodon 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 platycodon and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your platycodon may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your platycodon 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.

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