When can I plant Foxglove in Zone 12b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of figuring out when it's a good idea to plant foxglove is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 12b.


Planting Calendar for Foxglove

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

Since foxglove do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant foxglove 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 foxglove and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your foxglove may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your foxglove indoors.

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 is not always accurate 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 foxglove 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.