When can I plant Gayfeather in Zone 12b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our 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.

In Zone 12b you can figure out when it's the best time to plant gayfeather by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gayfeather

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

You can plant gayfeather much earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant gayfeather 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 gayfeather and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your gayfeather may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your gayfeather indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

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.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 12b and it will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to cover your gayfeather 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.