When can I plant Gloriosa 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 best time to plant gloriosa lily in Zone 11b should be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Lily

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

Since gloriosa lily require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after the last 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 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 gloriosa lily and expect a good harvest is probably November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your gloriosa lily may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your gloriosa lily indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 11b and it will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to protect your gloriosa lily in the event of a 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.