When can I plant Scaevola in Forest Park, IL

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Forest Park should be reffered to in order to determine when it's a good idea to plant scaevola.


Planting Calendar for Scaevola

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

Since scaevola do not do well in cold weather you must wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant scaevola in Forest Park 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 scaevola and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your scaevola may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your scaevola indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Forest Park. It might get as low as -10°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Forest Park is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Forest Park there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your scaevola if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Forest Park

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-10°F
Highest Expected Low-5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -5°F.

Plants to Grow in Forest Park

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Forest Park.