When can I plant Lavender Cotton 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 figure out when it's possible to plant lavender cotton in Evanston by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lavender Cotton

Frost tolerance for lavender cotton: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Lavender Cotton do ok in a bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them much earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant lavender cotton 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 lavender cotton and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your lavender cotton may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your lavender cotton indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Evanston. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Evanston last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your lavender cotton if we have 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.

Plants to Grow in Evanston

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