When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Zone 2a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's the best time to plant gloriosa lily in Zone 2a by using 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 are not cold tolerant which tells us that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost 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 2a is May. However, you really should wait until June 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 August. Any later than that and your gloriosa lily may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your gloriosa lily indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

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 2a and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your gloriosa lily in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-50°F
Highest Expected Low-45°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 -45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2a.