When can I plant Digitalis in Zone 12b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

You can determine when it's the best time to plant digitalis in Zone 12b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Digitalis

Frost tolerance for digitalis: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since digitalis are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant digitalis 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 digitalis and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your digitalis may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your digitalis indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to cover your digitalis 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.