When can I plant Centaurea in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant centaurea in Hillview can be estimated by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Centaurea

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

Since centaurea are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant centaurea
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant centaurea
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The earliest that you can plant centaurea 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 centaurea and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your centaurea may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your centaurea indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of 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.

Keep in mind 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 can change quite a bit 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 protect your centaurea if we have 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.