When can I plant Galium in Zone 12a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 12a you can determine when it's a good idea to plant galium by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Galium

Frost tolerance for galium: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Galium do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant galium 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 galium and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your galium may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your galium 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. We can 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 cover your galium if we have a surprise 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.