When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Zone 9a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to estimate when to plant gloriosa lily by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Lily

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

You can not plant gloriosa lily until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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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 9a is March. However, you really should wait until April 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 September. Any later than that and your gloriosa lily may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your gloriosa lily indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. We should expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9a it frosts late in the year after February 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your gloriosa lily in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.