When can I plant Abutilon in Evanston, 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.

You can figure out when it's the best time to plant abutilon in Evanston by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Abutilon

Frost tolerance for abutilon: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Abutilon require warm weather which means that it is necessary to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant abutilon in Evanston 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 abutilon and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your abutilon may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your abutilon indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Evanston. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston is an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your abutilon in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Evanston

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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