When can I plant Torenia 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.

By using the USDA zone info for Zone 12b it's possible to determine when it's the best time to plant torenia.


Planting Calendar for Torenia

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

Torenia do not do well in cold weather which tells us 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 torenia
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant torenia
Probably not a good time to plant torenia

The earliest that you can plant torenia 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 torenia and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your torenia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your torenia 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to protect your torenia 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.