When can I plant Gypsophila 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.

A common way of figuring out when it's a good idea to plant gypsophila is to examine the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Gypsophila

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

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

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

The earliest that you can plant gypsophila 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 gypsophila and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your gypsophila may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your gypsophila 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 is on April 15 in Evanston. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average 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 it frosts late in the year after April 15 so always be ready to protect your gypsophila 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.