When can I plant Lantana in Zone 12b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

The earliest that you can plant lantana in Zone 12b can be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lantana

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

You can not plant lantana until after the last frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12b is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to cover your lantana 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.