When can I plant Torch Lilys in Zone 10b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out 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.

You can estimate when it's a good idea to plant torch lilys in Zone 10b by referring to the USDA zone info.


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.

Since torch lilys do well in cold you can plant them earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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 10b 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 grow to maturity. Starting your torch lilys indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is January 31 in Zone 10b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10b is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10b there is a last frost after January 31 so make sure that you are ready to cover your torch lilys if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

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