When can I plant Lupine in Beardstown, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

The first opportunity to plant lupine in Beardstown should be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lupine

Frost tolerance for lupine: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Since lupine are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant lupine
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant lupine
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The earliest that you can plant lupine in Beardstown is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant lupine and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your lupine may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your lupine indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Beardstown. It might get as low as -10°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Beardstown is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Beardstown we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your lupine in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Beardstown

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-10°F
Highest Expected Low-5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -5°F.

Plants to Grow in Beardstown

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