When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Evanston, IL

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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 possible to estimate when you can plant gloriosa lily by checking out the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Lily

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

Since gloriosa lily are not cold tolerant it's 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 gloriosa lily
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant gloriosa lily
Probably not a good time to plant gloriosa lily

The earliest that you can plant gloriosa lily in Evanston 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 gloriosa lily and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your gloriosa lily may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your gloriosa lily indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Evanston the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Evanston is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your gloriosa lily in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Evanston

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.

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