When can I plant Lunaria 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.

It's a good idea to figure out when it's possible to plant lunaria by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 12b.


Planting Calendar for Lunaria

Frost tolerance for lunaria: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Lunaria do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant lunaria 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 lunaria and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your lunaria may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your lunaria indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12b it never frosts. It might get as low as 55°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12b is not always accurate 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 protect your lunaria 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.