When can I plant Creeping Zinnia in Zone 12b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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.

One way of making a decision about when it's a good idea to plant creeping zinnia is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 12b.


Planting Calendar for Creeping Zinnia

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

You can plant creeping zinnia slightly earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant creeping zinnia 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 creeping zinnia and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your creeping zinnia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your creeping zinnia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 12b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your creeping zinnia in the event of 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.