When can I plant Swan River Daisy in Evanston, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of getting a good idea when to plant swan river daisy is to examine the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Swan River Daisy

Frost tolerance for swan river daisy: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

It's a bad idea to plant swan river daisy until after all chance of frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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A good time to plant swan river daisy
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant swan river daisy
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The earliest that you can plant swan river daisy 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 swan river daisy and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your swan river daisy may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your swan river daisy indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Evanston. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Evanston and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Evanston last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your swan river daisy 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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