When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Zone 3a

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

A way of figuring out when it's possible to plant gloriosa lily is to look at the USDA zone info for Zone 3a.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Lily

Frost tolerance for gloriosa lily: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since gloriosa lily are not cold tolerant it's important to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant gloriosa lily in Zone 3a 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. If you are starting your gloriosa lily indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3a. We should expect an average low temperature of -40°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 3a is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3a we get a frost after May 15 so always be ready to protect your gloriosa lily in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 3a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 3a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-40°F
Highest Expected Low-35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 3a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 3a.