When can I plant Lantana in Zone 12a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the 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.

The first opportunity to plant lantana in Zone 12a can be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lantana

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

Since lantana do not do well in cold weather you must wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 50°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is not always accurate 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 cover your lantana in the event of 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.