When can I plant Digitalis in Midlothian, IL

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

The first chance to plant digitalis in Midlothian can be figured out by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Digitalis

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

Since digitalis do well in moderate cold you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant digitalis in Midlothian 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 digitalis and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your digitalis may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your digitalis indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Midlothian 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.

Since the USDA zone info for Midlothian is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Midlothian there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your digitalis if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Midlothian

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 Midlothian

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