When can I plant Nierembergia in Lisle, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Lisle you can estimate when it's a good idea to plant nierembergia by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Nierembergia

Frost tolerance for nierembergia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

It's probably not a good idea to plant nierembergia until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they do not do well in cold weather.

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A good time to plant nierembergia
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Probably not a good time to plant nierembergia

The earliest that you can plant nierembergia 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 nierembergia and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your nierembergia may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your nierembergia 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 Lisle. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Lisle is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Lisle we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your nierembergia 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.

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