When can I plant Lotus Vine in Zone 12b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to estimate when you can plant lotus vine by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 12b.


Planting Calendar for Lotus Vine

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

Since lotus vine do ok in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant lotus vine 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 lotus vine and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your lotus vine may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your lotus vine indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year 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 lotus vine if we have one of those late frosts.

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.