When can I plant Anise in Zone 13b

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.

A way of getting a good idea when it's possible to plant anise is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 13b.


Planting Calendar for Anise

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

Anise can survive in some cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant anise in Zone 13b 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 anise and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your anise may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your anise indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 65°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to cover your anise in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low65°F
Highest Expected Low70°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 65°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 70°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 13b.