When can I plant Angel's Trumpets in Zone 12a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 12a you can figure out when you can plant angel's trumpets by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Angel's Trumpets

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

You can plant angel's trumpets slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant angel's trumpets
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant angel's trumpets
Probably not a good time to plant angel's trumpets

The earliest that you can plant angel's trumpets 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 angel's trumpets and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your angel's trumpets may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your angel's trumpets indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

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.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 12a and it 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 angel's trumpets in the event of 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.