When can I plant Felicia Daisy in Braidwood, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

The best time to plant felicia daisy in Braidwood should be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Felicia Daisy

Frost tolerance for felicia daisy: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since felicia daisy are barely cold tolerant you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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The earliest that you can plant felicia daisy in Braidwood 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 felicia daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your felicia daisy may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your felicia daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Braidwood. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Braidwood is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Braidwood it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your felicia daisy if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Braidwood

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

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

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

Plants to Grow in Braidwood

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