When can I plant Ageratum in Zone 12a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's the best time to plant ageratum in Zone 12a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Ageratum

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

Ageratum require warm weather which means that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant ageratum 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 ageratum and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your ageratum may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your ageratum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to cover your ageratum in the event of a surprise late frost.

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.