When can I plant Crossandra in Zone 12a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

You can estimate when it's a good idea to plant crossandra in Zone 12a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Crossandra

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

Since crossandra are not cold tolerant you have to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant crossandra 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 crossandra and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your crossandra may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your crossandra 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12a is 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 cover your crossandra in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.