When can I plant Torch Lilys in Zone 2a

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our 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.

You will be able to figure out when it's possible to plant torch lilys by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


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 quite a bit 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 2a is April. However, you really should wait until May 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 August. If you wait any later than that and 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 little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2a. We should expect an average low temperature of -50°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your torch lilys if we have a late frost.

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.