When can I plant Marigold in Zone 13a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 13a it's a good idea to figure out when it's the best time to plant marigold.


Planting Calendar for Marigold

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

Marigold require warm weather which means that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant marigold 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 marigold and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your marigold may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your marigold 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 should expect an average low temperature of 60°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 13a may not be accurate from year to year 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 marigold 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.