When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Zone 8b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant gloriosa lily in Zone 8b should be figured out 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 all chance of frost has passed.

Since gloriosa lily are not cold tolerant you really should wait until 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 8b 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. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your gloriosa lily indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on March 15 in Zone 8b. It might get as low as 15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b it frosts late in the year after March 15 be ready to protect your gloriosa lily in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

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