When can I plant Winter Savory in Evanston, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Evanston should be reviewed to determine when you can plant winter savory.


Planting Calendar for Winter Savory

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

Winter Savory tend to make it in a little bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant winter savory 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 winter savory and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your winter savory may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your winter savory 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.

It's important to remember 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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your winter savory in the event of 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.

Plants to Grow in Evanston

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Evanston.