When can I plant Torch Lilys in Zone 10a

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 10a can be reviewed to estimate when you can plant torch lilys.


Planting Calendar for Torch Lilys

Frost tolerance for torch lilys: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant torch lilys much earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant torch lilys in Zone 10a 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 torch lilys and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your torch lilys may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your torch lilys indoors.

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.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your torch lilys 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.