When can I plant Polka Dot Plant in Zone 11a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out 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 it's possible to plant polka dot plant is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 11a.


Planting Calendar for Polka Dot Plant

Frost tolerance for polka dot plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since polka dot plant do not do well in cold weather you need to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant polka dot plant 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 polka dot plant and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your polka dot plant may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your polka dot plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 11a is an average and 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 cover your polka dot plant if we have 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.