When can I plant Torch Lilys in Zone 12a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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 12a by using 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.

You can plant torch lilys earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

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 12a 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 November. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else 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 few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 50°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to cover your torch lilys in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low50°F
Highest Expected Low55°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 12a.