When can I plant Calliopsis in Zone 13b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 13b can be looked at to estimate when you can plant calliopsis.


Planting Calendar for Calliopsis

Frost tolerance for calliopsis: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Calliopsis require warm weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant calliopsis 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 calliopsis and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your calliopsis may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your calliopsis indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13b it never frosts. It might get as low as 65°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to protect your calliopsis 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.