When can I plant Aubretia in Zone 11b

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.

In Zone 11b you can estimate when it's the best time to plant aubretia by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Aubretia

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

Since aubretia are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather you can plant them much earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant aubretia in Zone 11b 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 aubretia and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your aubretia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your aubretia indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11b it never frosts. We should expect an average low temperature of 45°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 11b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to cover your aubretia if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low45°F
Highest Expected Low50°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 11b.