When can I plant Mecardonia in Zone 12b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out 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 referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 12b it's a good idea to estimate when to plant mecardonia.


Planting Calendar for Mecardonia

Frost tolerance for mecardonia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You really shouldn't plant mecardonia until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant mecardonia 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 mecardonia and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your mecardonia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your mecardonia indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

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.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 12b and it changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your mecardonia 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.