When can I plant Dipladenia in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of making a decision about when it's the best time to plant dipladenia is to use the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Dipladenia

Frost tolerance for dipladenia: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

It's probably not a good idea to plant dipladenia until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they do not do well in cold weather.

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A good time to plant dipladenia
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Probably not a good time to plant dipladenia

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

The last month that you can plant dipladenia and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dipladenia may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your dipladenia indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Hillview may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview we get a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your dipladenia 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.