When can I plant Erysimum in Hillview, KY

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

The first chance to plant erysimum in Hillview can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Erysimum

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

You can plant erysimum a little earlier in the year because they do well in moderate cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant erysimum 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 erysimum and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your erysimum may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your erysimum indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Hillview the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 be ready to cover your erysimum in the event of 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

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