When can I plant Anise in Evanston, IL

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Evanston it's possible to estimate when you can plant anise.


Planting Calendar for Anise

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

You can plant anise slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant anise 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 anise and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your anise may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your anise indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Evanston the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Evanston it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your anise in the event of 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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