When can I plant Flower-of-an-Hour in Zone 11b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to determine when it's a good idea to plant flower-of-an-hour by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


Planting Calendar for Flower-of-an-Hour

Frost tolerance for flower-of-an-hour: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant flower-of-an-hour just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant flower-of-an-hour
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant flower-of-an-hour
Probably not a good time to plant flower-of-an-hour

The earliest that you can plant flower-of-an-hour 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 flower-of-an-hour and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your flower-of-an-hour may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your flower-of-an-hour 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 not always accurate 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 flower-of-an-hour 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.