When can I plant Nierembergia in Zone 12b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. 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 nierembergia in Zone 12b can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nierembergia

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

Since nierembergia are not cold tolerant it is necessary to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant nierembergia 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 nierembergia and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your nierembergia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your nierembergia indoors.

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.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12b may not be accurate from year to year and 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 nierembergia 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.