When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Zone 4b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's a good idea to figure out when it's possible to plant gloriosa lily by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 4b.


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.

Gloriosa Lily are not cold tolerant which tells us that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed 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 4b 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. If you wait any later than that and your gloriosa lily may not have a chance to really do well. 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 4b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -25°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 4b we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your gloriosa lily if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-25°F
Highest Expected Low-20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4b.