When can I plant Pentas in Zone 13b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

The first opportunity to plant pentas in Zone 13b should be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Pentas

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

Pentas are not cold tolerant which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant pentas 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 pentas and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your pentas may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your pentas indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13b it never frosts. It might get as low as 65°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 13b and it will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to cover your pentas 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.