When can I plant Chrysanthemum 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 first chance to plant chrysanthemum in Zone 12a should be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chrysanthemum

Frost tolerance for chrysanthemum: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

It's probably not a good idea to plant chrysanthemum until after the last frost because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant chrysanthemum 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 chrysanthemum and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your chrysanthemum may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your chrysanthemum indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks 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 USDA zone info for Zone 12a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to cover your chrysanthemum in the event of 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.