When can I plant Purslane in Zone 11b

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

A way of making a decision about when it's the best time to plant purslane is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


Planting Calendar for Purslane

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

Since purslane are barely cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant purslane 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 purslane and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your purslane may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your purslane indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 11b and it will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to protect your purslane 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.