When can I plant Lovage in Zone 12b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the 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 first chance to plant lovage in Zone 12b can be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lovage

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

Lovage are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant lovage 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 lovage and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your lovage may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your lovage 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.

It's important 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 lovage in the event of 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.