When can I plant Gypsophila in Prospect Heights, 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 first chance to plant gypsophila in Prospect Heights should be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Gypsophila

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

Gypsophila do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can get them planted earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant gypsophila in Prospect Heights 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 gypsophila and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your gypsophila may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your gypsophila indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Prospect Heights the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Prospect Heights is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Prospect Heights there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your gypsophila 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.