When can I plant Four-o-clock flower in Zone 13b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's the best time to plant four-o-clock flower in Zone 13b by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Four-o-clock flower

Frost tolerance for four-o-clock flower: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You can not plant four-o-clock flower until after all chance of frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant four-o-clock flower
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant four-o-clock flower
Probably not a good time to plant four-o-clock flower

The earliest that you can plant four-o-clock 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 four-o-clock flower and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your four-o-clock flower may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your four-o-clock flower indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few 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 our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year 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 four-o-clock flower 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.