When can I plant Perilla in Zone 12b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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 opportunity to plant perilla in Zone 12b should be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Perilla

Frost tolerance for perilla: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Perilla require warm weather which means that you need to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12b it never frosts. It might get as low as 55°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember 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 will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to cover your perilla 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.