When can I plant Aubrieta in Zone 11b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 11b should be read to determine when it's possible to plant aubrieta.


Planting Calendar for Aubrieta

Frost tolerance for aubrieta: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Aubrieta are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant aubrieta 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 aubrieta and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your aubrieta may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your aubrieta indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11b it never frosts. It might get as low as 45°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to cover your aubrieta in the event of a surprise 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.