When can I plant Roses in Zone 13b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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 best time to plant roses in Zone 13b can be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Roses

Frost tolerance for roses: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since roses do well in moderate cold you can plant them a little earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant roses 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 roses and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your roses may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your roses indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit 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 is an average 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 protect your roses 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.