When can I plant Gloriosa Lily in Zone 9b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

In Zone 9b you can figure out when to plant gloriosa lily by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Lily

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

Since gloriosa lily require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 9b 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

On average the last frost is on February 15 in Zone 9b. We can expect an average low temperature of 25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 9b it frosts late in the year after February 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your gloriosa lily if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low25°F
Highest Expected Low30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9b

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