When can I plant Regal Geranium in Zone 12a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant regal geranium in Zone 12a should be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Regal Geranium

Frost tolerance for regal geranium: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since regal geranium are barely cold tolerant you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant regal geranium 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 regal geranium and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your regal geranium may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your regal geranium indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is just an average 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 cover your regal geranium in the event of a 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.