When can I plant Coral Bells in Hillview, KY

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine 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 figuring out when it's the best time to plant coral bells is to refer to the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Coral Bells

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

Coral Bells do ok in a little bit of cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant coral bells
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant coral bells
Probably not a good time to plant coral bells

The earliest that you can plant coral bells 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 coral bells and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your coral bells may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your coral bells indoors.

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.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Hillview is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview last frost occurs after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your coral bells if we have 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.