When can I plant Bidens in Zone 12a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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.

The earliest that you can plant bidens in Zone 12a should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bidens

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

You can not plant bidens until after all chance of frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant bidens 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 bidens and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your bidens may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your bidens 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. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 50°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12a may not be accurate from year to year 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 bidens if we have 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.