When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Zone 6b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can determine when it's a good idea to plant gloriosa lily in Zone 6b by looking at 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.

It's a bad idea to plant gloriosa lily until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

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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 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 gloriosa lily and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your gloriosa lily may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your gloriosa lily indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 6b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 6b it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your gloriosa lily if we have one of those late frosts.

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.