When can I plant Snow-in Summer in Zone 12a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of making a decision about when it's the best time to plant snow-in summer is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 12a.


Planting Calendar for Snow-in Summer

Frost tolerance for snow-in summer: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since snow-in summer do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant snow-in summer
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant snow-in summer
Probably not a good time to plant snow-in summer

The earliest that you can plant snow-in summer 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 snow-in summer and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your snow-in summer may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your snow-in summer 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. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 50°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a may not be accurate from year to year 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 snow-in summer if we have 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.