When can I plant Aubretia in Zone 12b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant aubretia in Zone 12b should be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Aubretia

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

Aubretia do ok in pretty solid cold which tells us that you can plant them much earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant aubretia 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 aubretia and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your aubretia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your aubretia indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit 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.

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 aubretia if we have a 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.