When can I plant Sutera in Evanston, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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 figure out when it's a good idea to plant sutera in Evanston by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sutera

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

Since sutera do ok in moderate cold you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant sutera 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 sutera and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your sutera may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your sutera indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Evanston. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston there is a last frost after April 15 so always be ready to protect your sutera in the event of 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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