When can I plant Livingstone Daisy in Evanston, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Evanston should be reviewed to estimate when it's a good idea to plant livingstone daisy.


Planting Calendar for Livingstone Daisy

Frost tolerance for livingstone daisy: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since livingstone daisy do not do well in cold weather you need to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant livingstone daisy 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 livingstone daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your livingstone daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your livingstone daisy indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Evanston. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your livingstone 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.

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