When can I plant Nierembergia in East Peoria, IL

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate 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.

The first chance to plant nierembergia in East Peoria can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nierembergia

Frost tolerance for nierembergia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Nierembergia are not cold tolerant which means that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant nierembergia 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 nierembergia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your nierembergia may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your nierembergia indoors.

Last Frost Date

In East Peoria the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

It's important to remember 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 can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in East Peoria there is a last frost after April 15 so always be ready to cover your nierembergia if we have 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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