When can I plant Axilflower 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.

You will be able to estimate when it's possible to plant axilflower by looking at the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Axilflower

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

It's not a good idea to plant axilflower until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Evanston and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your axilflower in the event of 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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