When can I plant Asters in Hillview, KY

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.

By using the USDA zone info for Hillview it's possible to determine when it's possible to plant asters.


Planting Calendar for Asters

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

Asters do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant asters 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 asters and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your asters may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your asters indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Hillview. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Hillview may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your asters in the event of a surprise late frost.

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.