When can I plant Anchusa in Zone 13a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to determine when it's possible to plant anchusa by using the USDA zone info for Zone 13a.


Planting Calendar for Anchusa

Frost tolerance for anchusa: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Anchusa tend to make it in pretty solid cold which means that you can plant them much earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant anchusa in Zone 13a 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 anchusa and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your anchusa may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your anchusa indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. It might get as low as 60°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 13a and it will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your anchusa in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low60°F
Highest Expected Low65°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 60°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 65°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 13a.