When can I plant Coleus 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when it's possible to plant coleus in Zone 13b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Coleus

Frost tolerance for coleus: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Coleus are not cold tolerant which means that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant coleus 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 coleus and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your coleus may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your coleus indoors.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to cover your coleus 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.