When can I plant Lysimachia in Evanston, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Evanston you can figure out when to plant lysimachia by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Lysimachia

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

You can plant lysimachia a little bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant lysimachia 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 lysimachia and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your lysimachia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your lysimachia indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Evanston and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your lysimachia 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.

Plants to Grow in Evanston

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