When can I plant Baby's Breath in Hillview, KY

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of getting a good idea when to plant baby's breath is to check out the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Baby's Breath

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

You can plant baby's breath just a bit earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant baby's breath
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant baby's breath
Probably not a good time to plant baby's breath

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

Last Frost Date

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

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 changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your baby's breath in the event of a 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.