When can I plant Dipladenia in Midlothian, IL

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

In Midlothian you can determine when you can plant dipladenia by checking out the USDA zone info.

Planting Calendar for Dipladenia

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

It's not a good idea to plant dipladenia until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant dipladenia in Midlothian 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 dipladenia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dipladenia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your dipladenia indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Midlothian and it is different every year. Half of the time in Midlothian we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so always be ready to cover your dipladenia if we have a 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.

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