When can I plant Salvia in Zone 12b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when it's a good idea to plant salvia in Zone 12b by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Salvia

Frost tolerance for salvia: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Salvia do ok in moderate cold which means that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12b it never frosts. We can expect an average low temperature of 55°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind 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 cover your salvia 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.