When can I plant Amaranthus in Hillview, KY

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the 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.

One way of getting a good idea when to plant amaranthus is to use the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Amaranthus

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

It's a bad idea to plant amaranthus until after the last frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant amaranthus in Hillview 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 amaranthus and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your amaranthus may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your amaranthus indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Hillview the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost may not be accurate from year to year because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it is different every year. Half of the time in Hillview it frosts late in the year after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your amaranthus in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Hillview

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Hillview

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Hillview.