When can I plant Veronica in Zone 12b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to estimate when it's possible to plant veronica by using the USDA zone info for Zone 12b.


Planting Calendar for Veronica

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

Since veronica do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant veronica 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 veronica and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your veronica may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your veronica indoors is a great way to get them started 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 USDA zone info for Zone 12b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to cover your veronica if we have a 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.