When can I plant Morning Glory in East Peoria, IL

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

By checking out the USDA zone info for East Peoria you should be able to determine when to plant morning glory.


Planting Calendar for Morning Glory

Frost tolerance for morning glory: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since morning glory are not cold tolerant it's necessary to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant morning glory in East Peoria is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant morning glory and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your morning glory may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your morning glory indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of 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.

Since the USDA zone info for East Peoria is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in East Peoria we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your morning glory 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.

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