When can I plant Polka Dot Plant in Zone 13a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our 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.

You can estimate when to plant polka dot plant in Zone 13a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Polka Dot Plant

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

Since polka dot plant require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant polka dot plant 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 polka dot plant and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your polka dot plant may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your polka dot plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

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.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13a may not be accurate from year to year 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 polka dot plant if we have 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.