When can I plant Indian cress in Zone 12b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of estimating when it's possible to plant indian cress is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 12b.


Planting Calendar for Indian cress

Frost tolerance for indian cress: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Indian cress do not do well in cold weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant indian cress 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 indian cress and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your indian cress may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your indian cress 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.

It's important to 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 is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your indian cress if we have 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.