When can I plant Calla Lily in Zone 7a

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 7a you can estimate when it's the best time to plant calla lily by checking out the USDA zone info.


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.

Since calla lily are not cold tolerant you need to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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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 7a 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. If you wait any later than that and your calla lily may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your calla lily indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 7a. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 0°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your calla lily in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low0°F
Highest Expected Low5°F

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

Plants to Grow in Zone 7a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7a.