When can I plant Napa Valley Fern in Zone 13b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to estimate when it's a good idea to plant napa valley fern by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 13b.


Planting Calendar for Napa Valley Fern

Frost tolerance for napa valley fern: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Napa Valley Fern require warm weather which tells us that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant napa valley fern
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant napa valley fern
Probably not a good time to plant napa valley fern

The earliest that you can plant napa valley fern 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 napa valley fern and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your napa valley fern may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your napa valley fern indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 13b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to cover your napa valley fern 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.