When can I plant Tithonia in Zone 13a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to figure out when it's the best time to plant tithonia by referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 13a.


Planting Calendar for Tithonia

Frost tolerance for tithonia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You should not plant tithonia until after the last frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant tithonia 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 tithonia and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your tithonia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your tithonia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to cover your tithonia 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.