When can I plant Geum in East Peoria, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of figuring out when you can plant geum is to refer to the USDA zone info for East Peoria.


Planting Calendar for Geum

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

Since geum are barely cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant geum in East Peoria 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 geum and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your geum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your geum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks 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.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for East Peoria is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in East Peoria there is a last frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your geum in the event of a surprise 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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