When can I plant Calla Lily in Zone 1b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening 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 1b should be looked at 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.

Since calla lily do not do well in cold weather it is important to wait until after all chance of frost has passed 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 1b is June. However, you really should wait until July 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 July. Any later than that and your calla lily may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your calla lily indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 1b the average date of last frost happens on June 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -55°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 1b and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b there is a last frost after June 15 be ready to cover your calla lily if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-55°F
Highest Expected Low-50°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 -50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 1b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 1b.