When can I plant Regal Geranium in Evanston, IL

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's a good idea to plant regal geranium in Evanston by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Regal Geranium

Frost tolerance for regal geranium: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Regal Geranium can survive in a tiny bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant regal geranium in Evanston is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant regal geranium and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your regal geranium may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your regal geranium indoors.

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 is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your regal geranium in the event of 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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