When can I plant Veronica in Zone 12a

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

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 12a it's a good idea to estimate when you can plant veronica.


Planting Calendar for Veronica

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

Veronica are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can get them planted earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to 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 veronica 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.