When can I plant Four O' Clock in Zone 12b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 12b you should be able to figure out when it's possible to plant four o' clock.


Planting Calendar for Four O' Clock

Frost tolerance for four o' clock: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since four o' clock are not cold tolerant it is important to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant four o' clock
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant four o' clock
Probably not a good time to plant four o' clock

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12b is just an average 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 cover your four o' clock 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.