When can I plant Hypericum 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.

A way of estimating when to plant hypericum is to examine the USDA zone info for Lisle.


Planting Calendar for Hypericum

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

Hypericum can survive in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant hypericum 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 hypericum and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your hypericum may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your hypericum indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Remember that USDA zone info for Lisle is an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Lisle we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your hypericum in the event of one of those late frosts.

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

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