When can I plant Artemesia in Lisle, 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.

It's a good idea to estimate when it's possible to plant artemesia by using the USDA zone info for Lisle.


Planting Calendar for Artemesia

Frost tolerance for artemesia: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Artemesia do ok in moderate cold which means that you can start planting them slightly earlier than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant artemesia in Lisle is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant artemesia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your artemesia may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your artemesia indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Lisle. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Lisle and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Lisle last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your artemesia if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Lisle

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 Lisle

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