When can I plant Chervil in Zone 12b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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.

In Zone 12b you can figure out when it's a good idea to plant chervil by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chervil

Frost tolerance for chervil: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Chervil are barely cold tolerant which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant chervil 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 chervil and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your chervil may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your chervil indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate 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 chervil 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.