When can I plant Thunbergia in Zone 12a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

The first opportunity to plant thunbergia in Zone 12a should be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Thunbergia

Frost tolerance for thunbergia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since thunbergia do not do well in cold weather you must wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant thunbergia 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 thunbergia and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your thunbergia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your thunbergia 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.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 12a and it changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your thunbergia 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.