When can I plant Calla Lily in Zone 11b

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

The USDA zone info for Zone 11b should be used to figure out when it's the best time 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 it's necessary to 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 11b 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 calla lily and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your calla lily may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your calla lily indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 45°F.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11b is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to cover your calla lily if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low45°F
Highest Expected Low50°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 11b.