When can I plant Alstromeria in Zone 12b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant alstromeria in Zone 12b should be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Alstromeria

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

Alstromeria tend to make it in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant alstromeria in Zone 12b 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 alstromeria and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your alstromeria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your alstromeria indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 55°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 12b and it is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to cover your alstromeria in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low55°F
Highest Expected Low60°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 55°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 60°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 12b.