When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Zone 5a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 5a you can estimate when to plant gloriosa lily by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Lily

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

You can not plant gloriosa lily until after the last frost has passed because they require warm weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 5a 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 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 fully mature. Starting your gloriosa lily indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -20°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 5a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 5a last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your gloriosa lily in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-20°F
Highest Expected Low-15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 5a.