When can I plant Datura in Hillview, KY

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant datura in Hillview can be estimated by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Datura

Frost tolerance for datura: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since datura are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant datura in Hillview is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant datura and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your datura may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your datura indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to protect your datura 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.