When can I plant Winter Savory in Zone 12a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

It's a good idea to figure out when to plant winter savory by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 12a.


Planting Calendar for Winter Savory

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

Winter Savory are moderately cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant winter savory 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 winter savory and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your winter savory may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your winter savory indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 12a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your winter savory 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.