When can I plant Browallia in Zone 12a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant browallia in Zone 12a should be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Browallia

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

Since browallia do not do well in cold weather you need to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant browallia 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 browallia and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your browallia may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your browallia 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 should 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 is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your browallia 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.