When can I plant Dipladenia 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.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant dipladenia in Zone 12a by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Dipladenia

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

Dipladenia are not cold tolerant which tells us that you must wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant dipladenia 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 dipladenia and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dipladenia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your dipladenia 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 just an average 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 dipladenia in the event of 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.