When can I plant Sutera in Midlothian, IL

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

The earliest that you can plant sutera in Midlothian can be figured out by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Sutera

Frost tolerance for sutera: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant sutera a bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant sutera
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant sutera
Probably not a good time to plant sutera

The earliest that you can plant sutera in Midlothian is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant sutera and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your sutera may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your sutera indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Midlothian the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of -15°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important 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 changes from year to year. Half of the time in Midlothian there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your sutera in the event of 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.

Plants to Grow in Midlothian

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