When can I plant Copperleaf in Zone 12b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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.

In Zone 12b you can figure out when it's possible to plant copperleaf by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Copperleaf

Frost tolerance for copperleaf: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Copperleaf do not do well in cold weather which means that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12b it never frosts. It might get as low as 55°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year 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 protect your copperleaf in the event of 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.