When can I plant Missouri Primrose in Prospect Heights, IL

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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.

The USDA zone info for Prospect Heights should be looked at to estimate when it's the best time to plant missouri primrose.


Planting Calendar for Missouri Primrose

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

Since missouri primrose are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant missouri primrose 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 missouri primrose and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your missouri primrose may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your missouri primrose indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Prospect Heights. We can expect an average low temperature of -15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Prospect Heights may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Prospect Heights there is a last frost after April 15 so always be ready to protect your missouri primrose in the event of 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

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