When can I plant Anchusa in Zone 12b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 12b it's a good idea to figure out when it's possible to plant anchusa.


Planting Calendar for Anchusa

Frost tolerance for anchusa: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Since anchusa do well in cold you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

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.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12b is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your anchusa if we have one of those late frosts.

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.