When can I plant Matricaria in Zone 12b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 12b it's possible to figure out when to plant matricaria.


Planting Calendar for Matricaria

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

Matricaria are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant matricaria 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 matricaria and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your matricaria may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your matricaria indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your matricaria 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.