When can I plant Artemesia in Evanston, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of estimating when it's the best time to plant artemesia is to consult the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Artemesia

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

Artemesia are barely cold tolerant which means that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant artemesia 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 artemesia and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your artemesia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your artemesia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Evanston. We can expect an average low temperature of -15°F in 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. Half of the time in Evanston we get a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your artemesia if we have 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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