When can I plant Digitalis in Zone 11b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. 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 digitalis in Zone 11b should be determined by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Digitalis

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

Digitalis tend to make it in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 11b is just an average 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 protect your digitalis in the event of 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.