When can I plant Arctotis in East Peoria, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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 first opportunity to plant arctotis in East Peoria can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Arctotis

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

You can plant arctotis a bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant arctotis 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 arctotis and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your arctotis may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your arctotis indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in East Peoria. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for East Peoria is not always accurate our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in East Peoria we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your arctotis in the event of 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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