When can I plant Calla Lily in Zone 8a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant calla lily in Zone 8a by looking at 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.

Calla Lily do not do well in cold weather which means that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant calla lily in Zone 8a 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else 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 little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8a the average date of last frost happens on March 15. We should expect an average low temperature of 10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your calla lily in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low10°F
Highest Expected Low15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8a.