When can I plant Cerastium in Evanston, IL

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

You can estimate when it's the best time to plant cerastium in Evanston by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Cerastium

Frost tolerance for cerastium: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Cerastium do ok in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant cerastium
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant cerastium
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The earliest that you can plant cerastium in Evanston is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant cerastium and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your cerastium may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your cerastium indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Evanston we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your cerastium 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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