When can I plant Iceland Poppy 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 most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant iceland poppy in Hillview can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Iceland Poppy

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

Since iceland poppy do well in moderate cold you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant iceland poppy 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 iceland poppy and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your iceland poppy may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your iceland poppy 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. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Hillview is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Hillview we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your iceland poppy in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.