When can I plant Gloriosa 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 first opportunity to plant gloriosa lily in Zone 12b can be figured out 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 all chance of frost has passed.

Gloriosa Lily require warm weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 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 gloriosa lily and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your gloriosa lily may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your gloriosa lily indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks 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 an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12b you do not have to be ready to cover your gloriosa lily in the event of a late frost.

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.