When can I plant Canna in Zone 13a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of determining when it's possible to plant canna is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 13a.


Planting Calendar for Canna

Frost tolerance for canna: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

It's probably a bad idea to plant canna until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 13a and it changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to protect your canna 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.