When can I plant Thunbergia in Zone 13a

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

The first opportunity to plant thunbergia in Zone 13a can be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Thunbergia

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

Since thunbergia are not cold tolerant it is important to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant thunbergia 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 thunbergia and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your thunbergia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your thunbergia indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. It might get as low as 60°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 13a and it is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your thunbergia 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.