When can I plant Asters in Zone 13a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant asters in Zone 13a should be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Asters

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

Asters tend to make it in some cold which tells us that you can plant them a little earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant asters 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 asters and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your asters may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your asters indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 60°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13a is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your asters if we have a late frost.

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.