When can I plant Schizanthus 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of figuring out when it's a good idea to plant schizanthus is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 13b.


Planting Calendar for Schizanthus

Frost tolerance for schizanthus: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Schizanthus do not do well in cold weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

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.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 13b is an average 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 protect your schizanthus in the event of a 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.