Latest planting date for my area


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Just wondering, for those of you who live a little further north, what is the latest ideal time for planting before the cold comes? I've seen that crotons that are well-established fare better with winter cold. I'm in Sarasota very near the coast but still on the mainland. The coldest while I've been living here has been 27-28 degrees for a few hours. Of course, that could be in December or in February.

I was thinking mid-August to be sure, since it starts cooling around Halloween. What do you think?:confused: Ana
Ana, I play it safe now. I will not plant after Labor Day. BTW Great job you are doing with the Wiki pages.