When can I plant Heliotrope in Zone 11b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to figure out when it's possible to plant heliotrope by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


Planting Calendar for Heliotrope

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

Since heliotrope are not cold tolerant it is necessary to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant heliotrope 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 heliotrope and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your heliotrope may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your heliotrope indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11b may not be accurate from year to year 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 heliotrope in the event of a surprise 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.