When can I plant Ruby Grass 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 11b you should be able to determine when you can plant ruby grass.


Planting Calendar for Ruby Grass

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

Since ruby grass are barely cold tolerant you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant ruby grass 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 ruby grass and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your ruby grass may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your ruby grass indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 45°F.

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