When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 2b it's a good idea to determine when it's the best time to plant gloriosa lily.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Lily

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

It's not a good idea to plant gloriosa lily until after the last frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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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 2b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your gloriosa lily may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your gloriosa lily indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. We can expect an average low temperature of -45°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your gloriosa lily if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-45°F
Highest Expected Low-40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2b

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