When can I plant Geum in Zone 11b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

A common way of making a decision about when you can plant geum is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


Planting Calendar for Geum

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

Geum tend to make it in mild cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant geum 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 geum and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your geum may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your geum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 11b is just an average and 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 protect your geum 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.