When can I plant Perilla 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.

The first opportunity to plant perilla in Zone 11b should be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Perilla

Frost tolerance for perilla: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Perilla do not do well in cold weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant perilla 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 perilla and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your perilla may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your perilla indoors.

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 our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 11b and it changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to cover your perilla 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.