When can I plant Euphorbia in Zone 12a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out 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 USDA zone info for Zone 12a should be looked at to estimate when you can plant euphorbia.


Planting Calendar for Euphorbia

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

Since euphorbia are barely cold tolerant you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant euphorbia 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 euphorbia and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your euphorbia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your euphorbia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them 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.

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