When can I plant Anchusa in Hillview, KY

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.

One way of getting a good idea when it's a good idea to plant anchusa is to check out the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Anchusa

Frost tolerance for anchusa: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

You can plant anchusa much earlier in the year because they are very cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant anchusa in Hillview 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 anchusa and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your anchusa may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your anchusa indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Hillview. We should expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Hillview is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your anchusa if we have 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.