When can I plant Torenia in Zone 13a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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 figure out when you can plant torenia in Zone 13a by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Torenia

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

Torenia are not cold tolerant which means that you need to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant torenia 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 torenia and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your torenia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your torenia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13a is an average our actual date of last frost 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 torenia if we have one of those late frosts.

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.