When can I plant Bishop's Weed 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 11b can be reffered to in order to determine when you can plant bishop's weed.


Planting Calendar for Bishop's Weed

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

Bishop's Weed can survive in a bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed 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 bishop's weed and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your bishop's weed may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your bishop's weed indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 11b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to cover your bishop's weed if we have 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.