When can I plant Calla Lily in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 10a you will be able to figure out when to plant calla lily.


Planting Calendar for Calla Lily

Frost tolerance for calla lily: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since calla lily do not do well in cold weather you really should wait until after the last frost 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 Zone 10a is February. However, you really should wait until March 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 September. If you wait any later than that and your calla lily may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your calla lily indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is January 31 in Zone 10a. We can expect an average low temperature of 30°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a there is a last frost after January 31 so just be sure to be ready to protect your calla lily in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low30°F
Highest Expected Low35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10a.