When can I plant Scaevola in Zone 11b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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 scaevola in Zone 11b can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Scaevola

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

Scaevola are not cold tolerant which means that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 11b is just an average 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 cover your scaevola in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.