When can I plant Chrysanthemum in Zone 11b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 11b you can figure out when you can plant chrysanthemum by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chrysanthemum

Frost tolerance for chrysanthemum: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

It's probably not a good idea to plant chrysanthemum until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant chrysanthemum 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 chrysanthemum and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your chrysanthemum may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your chrysanthemum indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 11b is an average our actual date of last frost 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 chrysanthemum 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.