When can I plant Argyranthemum in Evanston, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant argyranthemum in Evanston can be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Argyranthemum

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

You should not plant argyranthemum until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant argyranthemum 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 argyranthemum and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your argyranthemum may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your argyranthemum indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your argyranthemum if we have 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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