When can I plant Shasta Daisys in Zone 12a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 12a it's a good idea to figure out when to plant shasta daisys.


Planting Calendar for Shasta Daisys

Frost tolerance for shasta daisys: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Shasta Daisys are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can start planting them earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant shasta daisys 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 shasta daisys and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your shasta daisys may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your shasta daisys indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a may not be accurate from year to year 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 shasta daisys 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.