When can I plant Snow-in Summer in Zone 11b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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.

You will be able to determine when it's a good idea to plant snow-in summer by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


Planting Calendar for Snow-in Summer

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

Snow-in Summer do ok in some cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant snow-in summer
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant snow-in summer
Probably not a good time to plant snow-in summer

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 11b may not be accurate from year to year 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 snow-in summer 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.