When can I plant Calla Lily in East Peoria, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of making a decision about when it's the best time to plant calla lily is to use the USDA zone info for East Peoria.


Planting Calendar for Calla Lily

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

Since calla lily are not cold tolerant it is important to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant calla lily in East Peoria is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant calla lily and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your calla lily may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your calla lily indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in East Peoria. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for East Peoria is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in East Peoria last frost occurs after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your calla lily if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for East Peoria

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-15°F
Highest Expected Low-10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

Plants to Grow in East Peoria

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