When can I plant Salpiglossis in Zone 12b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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 using the USDA zone info for Zone 12b it's a good idea to determine when it's a good idea to plant salpiglossis.


Planting Calendar for Salpiglossis

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

Salpiglossis are not cold tolerant which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant salpiglossis 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 salpiglossis and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your salpiglossis may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your salpiglossis indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average 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 salpiglossis 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.