When can I plant Helianthemum 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.

You should be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant helianthemum by referring to the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Helianthemum

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

Helianthemum are moderately cold tolerant which means that you can get them planted earlier than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant helianthemum 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 helianthemum and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your helianthemum may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your helianthemum indoors.

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 may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your helianthemum 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.