When can I plant Copperleaf in Zone 11b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant copperleaf in Zone 11b should be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Copperleaf

Frost tolerance for copperleaf: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since copperleaf require warm weather it's necessary to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant copperleaf 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 copperleaf and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your copperleaf may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your copperleaf indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of 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.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 11b and it will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to protect your copperleaf if we have one of those late frosts.

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.