When can I plant Echinacea in Hillview, KY

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A way of getting a good idea when it's a good idea to plant echinacea is to examine the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Echinacea

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

You can plant echinacea slightly earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant echinacea 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 echinacea and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your echinacea may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your echinacea indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Hillview. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Hillview is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your echinacea 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.