When can I plant Tagetes 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.

It's a good idea to figure out when you can plant tagetes by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 13b.


Planting Calendar for Tagetes

Frost tolerance for tagetes: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since tagetes are not cold tolerant you have to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant tagetes 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 tagetes and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your tagetes may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your tagetes indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13b it never frosts. We should expect an average low temperature of 65°F in the coldest months of winter.

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 protect your tagetes if we have 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.