When can I plant Twinspur in Evanston, IL

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

In Evanston you can estimate when to plant twinspur by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Twinspur

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

Since twinspur are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Evanston. We can expect an average low temperature of -15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Evanston is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Evanston there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your twinspur 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.

Plants to Grow in Evanston

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