When can I plant Four O' Clock in Zone 13a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 13a should be used to figure out when it's possible to plant four o' clock.


Planting Calendar for Four O' Clock

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

Since four o' clock require warm weather you really should wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant four o' clock
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant four o' clock
Probably not a good time to plant four o' clock

The earliest that you can plant four o' clock 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 four o' clock and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your four o' clock may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your four o' clock indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. It might get as low as 60°F during the coldest months of winter.

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 cover your four o' clock in the event of 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.