When can I plant Calliopsis 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Hillview you can figure out when it's the best time to plant calliopsis by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Calliopsis

Frost tolerance for calliopsis: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

You really shouldn't plant calliopsis until after all chance of frost has passed because they do not do well in cold weather.

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A good time to plant calliopsis
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant calliopsis
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The earliest that you can plant calliopsis 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 calliopsis and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your calliopsis may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your calliopsis indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your calliopsis 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

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