When can I plant Aegopodium in Evanston, IL

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Evanston can be reviewed to estimate when it's a good idea to plant aegopodium.


Planting Calendar for Aegopodium

Frost tolerance for aegopodium: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Aegopodium are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which tells us that you can plant them a quite a bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston there is a last frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your aegopodium in the event of a surprise 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.

Plants to Grow in Evanston

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