When can I plant Lisianthus in Lisle, IL

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine 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.

By reviewing the USDA zone info for Lisle it's a good idea to determine when to plant lisianthus.


Planting Calendar for Lisianthus

Frost tolerance for lisianthus: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Lisianthus do not do well in cold weather which means that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant lisianthus in Lisle 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 lisianthus and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your lisianthus may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your lisianthus indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Lisle. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Lisle is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Lisle we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your lisianthus if we have a 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

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