When can I plant Gomphrena in Zone 13a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 13a you should be able to determine when it's possible to plant gomphrena.


Planting Calendar for Gomphrena

Frost tolerance for gomphrena: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since gomphrena are barely cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant gomphrena 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 gomphrena and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your gomphrena may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your gomphrena 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 will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your gomphrena 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.