When can I plant Nemesia in Zone 12b

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant nemesia in Zone 12b should be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nemesia

Frost tolerance for nemesia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Nemesia require warm weather which tells us that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant nemesia 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 nemesia and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your nemesia may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your nemesia 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to cover your nemesia 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.