When can I plant Monkey Flower in Zone 12a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

You can figure out when you can plant monkey flower in Zone 12a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Monkey Flower

Frost tolerance for monkey flower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since monkey flower are not cold tolerant it's important to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant monkey flower 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 monkey flower and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your monkey flower may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your monkey flower 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.

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 will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your monkey flower 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.