When can I plant Cardinal Flower in Zone 13b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our 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.

It's possible to determine when it's the best time to plant cardinal flower by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 13b.


Planting Calendar for Cardinal Flower

Frost tolerance for cardinal flower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

It's a bad idea to plant cardinal flower until after the last frost because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant cardinal flower 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 cardinal flower and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your cardinal flower may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your cardinal flower indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 13b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to protect your cardinal flower 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.