When can I plant Evolvulus in Prospect Heights, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By checking out the USDA zone info for Prospect Heights you will be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant evolvulus.


Planting Calendar for Evolvulus

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

Evolvulus require warm weather which means that you have to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant evolvulus in Prospect Heights 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 evolvulus and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your evolvulus may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your evolvulus indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Prospect Heights. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Prospect Heights is not always accurate our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Prospect Heights there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your evolvulus in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Prospect Heights

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 Prospect Heights

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Prospect Heights.