When can I plant Painted Daisies in Evanston, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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.

You should be able to estimate when it's a good idea to plant painted daisies by looking at the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Painted Daisies

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

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

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

The earliest that you can plant painted daisies 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 painted daisies and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your painted daisies may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your painted daisies 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. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Evanston may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your painted daisies if we have 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.

Plants to Grow in Evanston

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