When can I plant Sedum 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.

You can estimate when to plant sedum in Evanston by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sedum

Frost tolerance for sedum: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant sedum earlier in the year because they do well in cold.

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A good time to plant sedum
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sedum
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The earliest that you can plant sedum 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 sedum and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your sedum may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your sedum indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Evanston and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your sedum 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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