When can I plant Marguerite Daisy 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 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 can be looked at to estimate when it's a good idea to plant marguerite daisy.


Planting Calendar for Marguerite Daisy

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

Since marguerite daisy require warm weather you really should wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant marguerite daisy
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant marguerite daisy
Probably not a good time to plant marguerite daisy

The earliest that you can plant marguerite 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 marguerite daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your marguerite daisy may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your marguerite daisy indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Evanston the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your marguerite daisy 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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