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When to plant Gloriosa lilies?

Posted by steve22802 7a VA (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 2, 09 at 8:38

I'm trying some Gloriosa lilies this year for the first time and I'm wondering when the best time to plant them would be for my zone (7a.) My last frost date is usually around May 10th. How far ahead of my last frost date can I plant this tender tropical plant outside in the ground? Is it worth the extra effort of giving them a head start inside in posts and then transplanting? (I do realize I'll have to dig the roots up in the fall and store them along with my Dahlias in the basement.) Thanks for any advice!

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RE: When to plant Gloriosa lilies?

Let the ground get warm!! These grow and flower very fast so it is not a problem at all. I keep mine in pots so I do not need to dig them. The pots go out in mid-May (if it going to get cold I bring them in) and they flower mid summer without fail. Do not risk rotting the tuber by planting too early and they do not need a head-start to flower. These are about as easy as they get so you will have no problem :o) Dan

RE: When to plant Gloriosa lilies?

Thanks Dan, I'll try to be more patient! ;)

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