When can I plant Ruby Grass in Zone 11a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 11a it's a good idea to estimate when you can plant ruby grass.


Planting Calendar for Ruby Grass

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

Ruby Grass are barely cold tolerant which tells us that you can start planting them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant ruby grass 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 ruby grass and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your ruby grass may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your ruby grass 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 not always accurate 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 protect your ruby grass 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.