When can I plant Lupine in Zone 12b

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

By checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 12b it's possible to determine when to plant lupine.


Planting Calendar for Lupine

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

Lupine do well in moderate cold which means that you can plant them earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant lupine 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 lupine and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your lupine may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your lupine indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit 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 may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your lupine 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.