When can I plant Cilantro in Zone 13b

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. 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 should be read to determine when it's the best time to plant cilantro.


Planting Calendar for Cilantro

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

Since cilantro are barely cold tolerant you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant cilantro 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 cilantro and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your cilantro may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your cilantro indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to 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 cilantro if we have 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.