When can I plant Morning Glory 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.

A common way of estimating when to plant morning glory is to examine the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Morning Glory

Frost tolerance for morning glory: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Morning Glory are not cold tolerant which tells us that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so always be ready to protect your morning glory 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.

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