When can I plant Abutilon in Zone 12a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 12a it's possible to figure out when it's a good idea to plant abutilon.


Planting Calendar for Abutilon

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

Since abutilon are not cold tolerant you really should wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant abutilon in Zone 12a 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 abutilon and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your abutilon may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your abutilon indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. We should expect an average low temperature of 50°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your abutilon if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low50°F
Highest Expected Low55°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 12a.