When can I plant Calla Lily in Zone 12b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the 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 earliest that you can plant calla lily in Zone 12b should be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Calla Lily

Frost tolerance for calla lily: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Calla Lily require warm weather which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 12b 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 fully mature. Starting your calla lily indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 55°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to cover your calla lily in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low55°F
Highest Expected Low60°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 55°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 60°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12b

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