When can I plant Snapdragons in Zone 12b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of figuring out when you can plant snapdragons is to check out the USDA zone info for Zone 12b.


Planting Calendar for Snapdragons

Frost tolerance for snapdragons: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Snapdragons do well in a little bit of cold which means that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant snapdragons 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 snapdragons and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your snapdragons may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your snapdragons indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

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 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your snapdragons in the event of 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.