When can I plant Heuchera in Zone 11b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

One way of estimating when it's possible to plant heuchera is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


Planting Calendar for Heuchera

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

Heuchera tend to make it in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant heuchera 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 heuchera and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your heuchera may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your heuchera indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to protect your heuchera if we have 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.