When can I plant Veronica 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.

The first chance to plant veronica in Evanston should be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Veronica

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

You can plant veronica a bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant veronica
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant veronica
Probably not a good time to plant veronica

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

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Evanston is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Evanston we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your veronica 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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