When can I plant Purslane in Zone 13a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to figure out when it's a good idea to plant purslane by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 13a.


Planting Calendar for Purslane

Frost tolerance for purslane: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Purslane are barely cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant purslane 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 purslane and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your purslane may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your purslane indoors.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13a is an average 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 cover your purslane if we have 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.