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

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