When can I plant Perilla in Zone 13a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden 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 determine when it's the best time to plant perilla in Zone 13a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Perilla

Frost tolerance for perilla: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Perilla require warm weather which tells us that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant perilla 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 perilla and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your perilla may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your perilla 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. It might get as low as 60°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 13a is just an average and 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 perilla 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.