When can I plant Dipladenia in Zone 13b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of figuring out when to plant dipladenia is to use the USDA zone info for Zone 13b.


Planting Calendar for Dipladenia

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

Dipladenia are not cold tolerant which tells us that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant dipladenia 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 dipladenia and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dipladenia may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your dipladenia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average 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 dipladenia if we have 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.