When can I plant Monkey Flower in Zone 13a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of getting a good idea when you can plant monkey flower is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 13a.


Planting Calendar for Monkey Flower

Frost tolerance for monkey flower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since monkey flower require warm weather it's important to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant monkey flower 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 monkey flower and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your monkey flower may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your monkey flower indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

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 is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to protect your monkey flower in the event of 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.