When can I plant Geranium in Zone 13a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 13a you can estimate when to plant geranium by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Geranium

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

You really shouldn't plant geranium until after the last frost because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant geranium 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 geranium and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your geranium may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your geranium indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your geranium 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.