When can I plant Flower-of-an-Hour in Prospect Heights, IL

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Prospect Heights you can estimate when to plant flower-of-an-hour by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Flower-of-an-Hour

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

You can plant flower-of-an-hour just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant flower-of-an-hour
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant flower-of-an-hour
Probably not a good time to plant flower-of-an-hour

The earliest that you can plant flower-of-an-hour in Prospect Heights 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 flower-of-an-hour and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your flower-of-an-hour may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your flower-of-an-hour indoors.

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.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Prospect Heights and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Prospect Heights we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your flower-of-an-hour if we have one of those late frosts.

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

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