When can I plant Arctotis in Hillview, KY

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

One way of determining when it's the best time to plant arctotis is to use the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Arctotis

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

Arctotis are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant arctotis 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 arctotis and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your arctotis may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your arctotis indoors.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Hillview may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your arctotis 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.