When can I plant Impatiens in Zone 13a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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 USDA zone info for Zone 13a can be read to figure out when to plant impatiens.


Planting Calendar for Impatiens

Frost tolerance for impatiens: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since impatiens do not do well in cold weather it is important to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant impatiens 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 impatiens and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your impatiens may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your impatiens indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit 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.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 13a is just an average and 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 protect your impatiens 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.