When can I plant Sedum in Midlothian, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Midlothian you can determine when it's possible to plant sedum by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sedum

Frost tolerance for sedum: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Sedum tend to make it in a bit of cold which means that you can plant them earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant sedum 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 sedum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your sedum may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your sedum indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Midlothian may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Midlothian we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your sedum in the event of 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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