When can I plant Bunny Tails grass in Evanston, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Evanston you should be able to estimate when it's the best time to plant bunny tails grass.


Planting Calendar for Bunny Tails grass

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

You can plant bunny tails grass a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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A good time to plant bunny tails grass
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bunny tails grass
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The earliest that you can plant bunny tails grass 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 bunny tails grass and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your bunny tails grass may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your bunny tails grass indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Evanston. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your bunny tails grass 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

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