When can I plant Calla Lily in Zone 6b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 6b should be looked at to estimate when it's a good idea to plant calla lily.


Planting Calendar for Calla Lily

Frost tolerance for calla lily: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

It's probably a bad idea to plant calla lily until after the last frost because they are not cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant calla lily
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant calla lily
Probably not a good time to plant calla lily

The earliest that you can plant calla lily in Zone 6b 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 calla lily and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your calla lily may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your calla lily indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 6b. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6b we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your calla lily in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 6b.