When can I plant Xerianthemum in Zone 13a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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.

A way of making a decision about when it's possible to plant xerianthemum is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 13a.


Planting Calendar for Xerianthemum

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

Xerianthemum do ok in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. We can expect an average low temperature of 60°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13a may not be accurate from year to year and 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 protect your xerianthemum 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.