When can I plant Dusty Miller 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.

You can determine when it's possible to plant dusty miller in Zone 12b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Dusty Miller

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

Dusty Miller can survive in a bit of cold which means that you can plant them much earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant dusty miller 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 dusty miller and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dusty miller may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your dusty miller indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12b is an average 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 protect your dusty miller if we have a surprise 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.