When can I plant Purslane in Zone 13b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 13b you can estimate when it's the best time to plant purslane by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Purslane

Frost tolerance for purslane: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Purslane do ok in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13b is not always accurate 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 cover your purslane 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.