When can I plant Cerastium in Mundelein, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

You can estimate when it's possible to plant cerastium in Mundelein by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Cerastium

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

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

The earliest that you can plant cerastium in Mundelein 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 cerastium and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your cerastium may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your cerastium indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Mundelein. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Mundelein is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Mundelein last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your cerastium if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Mundelein

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 Mundelein

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