When can I plant Hamelia 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.

You can figure out when it's the best time to plant hamelia in Zone 13a by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Hamelia

Frost tolerance for hamelia: 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 hamelia until after the last frost because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant hamelia 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 hamelia and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your hamelia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your hamelia 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. We can expect an average low temperature of 60°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13a is just an average 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 hamelia if we have 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.