When can I plant Polka Dot Plant in Zone 13b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 13b should be looked at to figure out when it's a good idea to plant polka dot plant.


Planting Calendar for Polka Dot Plant

Frost tolerance for polka dot plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

It's a bad idea to plant polka dot plant until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant polka dot plant 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 polka dot plant and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your polka dot plant may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your polka dot plant indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of 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.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to cover your polka dot plant 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.