When can I plant Bleeding Hearts in Zone 13a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when it's possible to plant bleeding hearts in Zone 13a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bleeding Hearts

Frost tolerance for bleeding hearts: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since bleeding hearts are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant bleeding hearts 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 bleeding hearts and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your bleeding hearts may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your bleeding hearts indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 13a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to protect your bleeding hearts if we have a surprise 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.