When can I plant Felicia Daisy in Evanston, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By using the USDA zone info for Evanston it's possible to estimate when you can plant felicia daisy.


Planting Calendar for Felicia Daisy

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

Since felicia daisy are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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A good time to plant felicia daisy
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant felicia daisy
Probably not a good time to plant felicia daisy

The earliest that you can plant felicia daisy 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 felicia daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your felicia daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your felicia daisy indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them 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.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your felicia daisy 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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