When can I plant Dipladenia 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.

In Zone 13a you can estimate when it's the best time to plant dipladenia by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Dipladenia

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

It's not a good idea to plant dipladenia until after all chance of frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant dipladenia 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 dipladenia and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dipladenia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your dipladenia indoors.

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.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13a is an average and 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 protect your dipladenia in the event of 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.