When can I plant Lithospermum in Zone 12b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

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


Planting Calendar for Lithospermum

Frost tolerance for lithospermum: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Lithospermum do not do well in cold weather which tells us that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant lithospermum 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 lithospermum and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your lithospermum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your lithospermum indoors is a great way to get them started 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.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 12b may not be accurate from year to year 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 lithospermum 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.