When can I plant Saxifraga in Zone 11a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of estimating when you can plant saxifraga is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 11a.


Planting Calendar for Saxifraga

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

Since saxifraga do ok in moderate cold you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant saxifraga 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 saxifraga and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your saxifraga may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your saxifraga indoors.

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.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 11a may not be accurate from year to year 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 protect your saxifraga 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.