When can I plant Money Plant in Evanston, IL

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Evanston you should be able to determine when it's the best time to plant money plant.


Planting Calendar for Money Plant

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

You can plant money plant a little earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant money plant 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 money plant and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your money plant may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your money plant indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston last frost occurs after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your money plant if we have one of those late frosts.

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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