When can I plant Anagallis in Evanston, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to figure out when it's possible to plant anagallis by reviewing the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Anagallis

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

Anagallis can survive in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Evanston there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your anagallis if we have one of those late frosts.

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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