When can I plant Torch Lilys in Zone 2b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant torch lilys in Zone 2b can be figured out by looking at the USDA zone info.


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.

Torch Lilys are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which tells us that you can get them planted much earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant torch lilys in Zone 2b 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. Any later than that and your torch lilys may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your torch lilys indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your torch lilys in the event of a 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.