When can I plant Baby's Breath in Zone 12a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine 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.

In Zone 12a you can determine when it's possible to plant baby's breath by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

Frost tolerance for baby's breath: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since baby's breath are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant baby's breath 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 baby's breath and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your baby's breath may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your baby's breath indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12a is just an average 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 baby's breath 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.