When can I plant Creeping Phlox in Zone 13a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant creeping phlox in Zone 13a should be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Creeping Phlox

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

Since creeping phlox are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather you can plant them much earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant creeping phlox
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant creeping phlox
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The earliest that you can plant creeping phlox 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 creeping phlox and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your creeping phlox may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your creeping phlox indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to protect your creeping phlox if we have 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.