When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Zone 7b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 7b can be used to figure out when it's a good idea to plant gloriosa lily.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Lily

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

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

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
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 7b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your gloriosa lily may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your gloriosa lily indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 5°F.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 7b last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your gloriosa lily in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low5°F
Highest Expected Low10°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 10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7b

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