When can I plant Didiscus in Zone 12a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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 USDA zone info for Zone 12a should be used to determine when it's a good idea to plant didiscus.


Planting Calendar for Didiscus

Frost tolerance for didiscus: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Didiscus are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which tells us that you can start planting them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant didiscus 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 didiscus and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your didiscus may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your didiscus indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. We should expect an average low temperature of 50°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12a is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your didiscus 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.