When can I plant Sedum in Zone 11a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating 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.

The first opportunity to plant sedum in Zone 11a can be determined by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sedum

Frost tolerance for sedum: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Sedum are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which means that you can start planting them much earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant sedum 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 sedum and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sedum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your sedum 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. We should expect an average low temperature of 40°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11a is not always accurate 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 sedum 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.