When can I plant Didiscus in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out 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.

By using the USDA zone info for Hillview it's possible to estimate when it's possible to plant didiscus.


Planting Calendar for Didiscus

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

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

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

The earliest that you can plant didiscus 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 didiscus and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your didiscus may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your didiscus indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Hillview. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember 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. Half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your didiscus in the event of 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.