When to Plant Lilies and Calla Lilies by Zone

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Calla Lilies: Evergreens

Zone 3 to 6

Do not allow the tuber to freeze. Hard to grow unless in protected containers and/or indoors during winter.

Planting Dates:

September 1 to February 15

Zone 7 to 10

Do not allow tuber to freeze. Plant 2 to 4 inches deep outdoors. Indoors: 2 inches deep. Can leave in ground outdoors through winter.

Planting Dates:

January to May 1

Zone 11

Do not allow tuber to freeze. Plant 2 to 4 inches deep outdoors. Indoors: 2 inches deep. Can leave in ground or garden through winter.

Planting Dates:

January to May 1

Calla Lilies: Hybrids

Zone 3 to 6

Do not allow the bulb to freeze. Hard to grow outdoors unless in protected containers and/or indoors during winter.

Planting Dates:

Outdoors: April 1 to May 1

Indoors: Anytime (Move outdoors after frost has passed – place in afternoon shade).

Zone 7 to 10

Do not allow tuber to freeze. Plant 2 to 4 inches deep outdoors. Indoors: 2 inches deep. Can leave in ground outdoors through winter.

Planting Dates:

Outdoors: January to May 1

Indoors: Anytime (Move outdoors after frost has passed – place in afternoon shade).

Zone 11

Do not allow tuber to freeze. Plant 2 to 4 inches deep outdoors. Indoors: 2 inches deep. Can leave in ground outdoors through winter.

Planting Dates:

Outdoors: January to May 1

Indoors: Anytime (Move outdoors after frost has passed – place in afternoon shade).

Lilies: Asian, Trumpet, Tiger, Species

Zone 3

Do not allow the bulb to freeze. Hard to grow unless in protected containers and/or indoors during winter.

Planting Dates:

Late Spring after all snow has melted and soil warms.

Zone 4 to 6

Planting Dates:

Mid-September to Mid-November
March to April

Zone 7 to 11

Planting Dates:

Mid-September to April

Lilies:Orientals, Orienpets

Zone 3

Do not allow the bulb to freeze. Hard to grow unless in protected containers and/or indoors during winter.

Planting Dates:

March to May 1

Zone 4 to 6

Planting Dates:

September to Mid-November
April to May – Cover with Mulch.

Zone 7 to 11

Planting Dates:

Mid-September to May

Always keep your soil or potting mix at 6.0 to 6.5. Calla lilies and traditional lilies prefer an acidic soil or potting mix. Use our soil pH tester meter. Then adjust accordingly.

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