When can I plant Iresene in Zone 12a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

You will be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant iresene by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 12a.


Planting Calendar for Iresene

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

Since iresene do not do well in cold weather it's important to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant iresene 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 iresene and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your iresene may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your iresene indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your iresene if we have one of those late frosts.

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.