When can I plant Gomphrena in Zone 11b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when to plant gomphrena in Zone 11b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gomphrena

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

Gomphrena do ok in moderate cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant gomphrena 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 gomphrena and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your gomphrena may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your gomphrena indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks 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.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11b is not always accurate and 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 protect your gomphrena if we have a 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.