When can I plant Achillea in East Peoria, IL

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to figure out when it's a good idea to plant achillea by looking at the USDA zone info for East Peoria.


Planting Calendar for Achillea

Frost tolerance for achillea: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Achillea are very cold tolerant which tells us that you can plant them much earlier than more sensitive plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant achillea
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant achillea
Probably not a good time to plant achillea

The earliest that you can plant achillea in East Peoria 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 achillea and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your achillea may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your achillea indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in East Peoria. We should expect an average low temperature of -15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for East Peoria and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in East Peoria we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your achillea if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for East Peoria

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 East Peoria

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