When can I plant Gloriosa 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.

A common way of making a decision about when it's a good idea to plant gloriosa lily is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 8a.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Lily

Frost tolerance for gloriosa lily: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Gloriosa Lily require warm weather which means that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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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 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 gloriosa lily and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your gloriosa lily may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your gloriosa lily indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is just 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 just be sure to be ready to cover your gloriosa lily if we have one of those late frosts.

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.