When can I plant Didiscus in Park Forest, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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 determine when it's possible to plant didiscus in Park Forest by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Didiscus

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

You can plant didiscus slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant didiscus in Park Forest 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 didiscus and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your didiscus may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your didiscus indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Park Forest 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.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Park Forest is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Park Forest last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to cover your didiscus in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Park Forest

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 Park Forest

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Park Forest.