When can I plant Amaranthus in Zone 12a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 12a you will be able to estimate when it's a good idea to plant amaranthus.


Planting Calendar for Amaranthus

Frost tolerance for amaranthus: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

You should not plant amaranthus until after the last frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 12a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your amaranthus in the event of a 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.