When can I plant Jasmine 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of determining when it's a good idea to plant jasmine is to examine the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Jasmine

Frost tolerance for jasmine: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

You can not plant jasmine until after the last frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant jasmine in Evanston is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant jasmine and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your jasmine may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your jasmine indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes 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 jasmine in the event of a surprise 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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