When can I plant Verbena in Zone 11b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of determining when it's the best time to plant verbena is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 11b.


Planting Calendar for Verbena

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

You can plant verbena a bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11b is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to cover your verbena if we have 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.