When can I plant Bishop's Weed in Zone 12a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant bishop's weed in Zone 12a by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bishop's Weed

Frost tolerance for bishop's weed: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant bishop's weed earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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The earliest that you can plant bishop's weed 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 bishop's weed and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your bishop's weed may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your bishop's weed 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. It might get as low as 50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to 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 is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your bishop's weed if we have 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.