When can I plant Canna in Hillview, KY

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of getting a good idea when to plant canna is to check out the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Canna

Frost tolerance for canna: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Since canna are not cold tolerant it is necessary to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant canna 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 canna and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your canna may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your canna indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so always be ready to cover your canna 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.