When can I plant Sweet Potato Vine 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 best time to plant sweet potato vine in Zone 11a can be determined by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sweet Potato Vine

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

You can not plant sweet potato vine until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they do not do well in cold weather.

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A good time to plant sweet potato vine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sweet potato vine
Probably not a good time to plant sweet potato vine

The earliest that you can plant sweet potato vine 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 sweet potato vine and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your sweet potato vine may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your sweet potato vine 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 can expect an average low temperature of 40°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 11a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to protect your sweet potato vine in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.