When can I plant Anemone in Evanston, IL

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to estimate when to plant anemone by reviewing the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Anemone

Frost tolerance for anemone: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant anemone just a bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant anemone 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 anemone and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your anemone may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your anemone 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 Evanston. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Evanston and it is different every year. Half of the time in Evanston it frosts late in the year after April 15 so always be ready to protect your anemone 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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