When can I plant Doronicum in Frankfort, IL

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

By using the USDA zone info for Frankfort you should be able to estimate when you can plant doronicum.


Planting Calendar for Doronicum

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

You can plant doronicum a little bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant doronicum in Frankfort 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 doronicum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your doronicum may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your doronicum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Frankfort the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Frankfort is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Frankfort we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your doronicum in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Frankfort

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 Frankfort

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