When can I plant Chrysocephalum 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 12a can be reviewed to figure out when it's the best time to plant chrysocephalum.


Planting Calendar for Chrysocephalum

Frost tolerance for chrysocephalum: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Chrysocephalum are not cold tolerant which means that you really should wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant chrysocephalum 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 chrysocephalum and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your chrysocephalum may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your chrysocephalum indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of 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.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 12a and it changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to cover your chrysocephalum 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.