When can I plant Streptocarpella in Zone 11a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant streptocarpella in Zone 11a should be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Streptocarpella

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

Since streptocarpella do not do well in cold weather it's important to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11a is just 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 protect your streptocarpella if we have 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.