When can I plant Hamelia in Zone 12a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of estimating when you can plant hamelia is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 12a.


Planting Calendar for Hamelia

Frost tolerance for hamelia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since hamelia are not cold tolerant it's important to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant hamelia 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 hamelia and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your hamelia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your hamelia indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. It might get as low as 50°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a may not be accurate from year to year and 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 hamelia in the event of 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.