When can I plant Hemerocallis in Zone 13a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

The first chance to plant hemerocallis in Zone 13a can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Hemerocallis

Frost tolerance for hemerocallis: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Hemerocallis do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant hemerocallis 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 hemerocallis and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your hemerocallis may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your hemerocallis 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.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 13a is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to protect your hemerocallis in the event of 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.