When can I plant Polka Dot Plant in Zone 12b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant polka dot plant in Zone 12b should be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Polka Dot Plant

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

It's probably a bad idea to plant polka dot plant until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant polka dot plant 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 polka dot plant and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your polka dot plant may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your polka dot plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of 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 an average 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 polka dot plant 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.