When can I plant Impatiens 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 possible to plant impatiens in Zone 13b by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Impatiens

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

Impatiens are not cold tolerant which means that it's necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant impatiens 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 impatiens and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your impatiens may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your impatiens indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to 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 changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to cover your impatiens 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.