When can I plant Lisianthus in Zone 13b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine 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.

The first chance to plant lisianthus in Zone 13b should be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lisianthus

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

It's probably a bad idea to plant lisianthus until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant lisianthus 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 lisianthus and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your lisianthus may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your lisianthus indoors.

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.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13b is just an average and 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 protect your lisianthus 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.