When can I plant Pennyroyal 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of determining when it's a good idea to plant pennyroyal is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 12a.


Planting Calendar for Pennyroyal

Frost tolerance for pennyroyal: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Since pennyroyal are very cold tolerant you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant pennyroyal 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 pennyroyal and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your pennyroyal may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your pennyroyal indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12a may not be accurate from year to year 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 pennyroyal 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.