When can I plant Blue Lace Flowers in Evanston, IL

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. 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 to plant blue lace flowers is to look at the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Blue Lace Flowers

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

Since blue lace flowers do ok in moderate cold you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant blue lace flowers
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant blue lace flowers
Probably not a good time to plant blue lace flowers

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

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Evanston and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your blue lace flowers in the event of 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.

Plants to Grow in Evanston

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Evanston.