When can I plant Columbine 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 way of getting a good idea when you can plant columbine is to refer to the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Columbine

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

You can plant columbine a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant columbine 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 columbine and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your columbine may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your columbine indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Hillview. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

It's important 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 we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your columbine if we have 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

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Hillview.