When can I plant Arabis in Zone 13b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of determining when you can plant arabis is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 13b.


Planting Calendar for Arabis

Frost tolerance for arabis: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant arabis earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant arabis 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 arabis and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your arabis may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your arabis 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 should 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 protect your arabis in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.