When can I plant Gloriosa Daisy in Evanston, IL

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant gloriosa daisy in Evanston can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gloriosa Daisy

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

Since gloriosa daisy are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant gloriosa daisy
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant gloriosa daisy
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The earliest that you can plant gloriosa daisy 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 gloriosa daisy and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your gloriosa daisy may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your gloriosa daisy indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Evanston. 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 not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Evanston and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so always be ready to protect your gloriosa daisy if we have one of those late frosts.

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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