When can I plant Hypericum 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.

The best time to plant hypericum in Zone 12b should be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Hypericum

Frost tolerance for hypericum: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Hypericum do ok in moderate cold which means that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12b is not always accurate and 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 hypericum in the event of a 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.