When can I plant Larkspur 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Hillview should be read to estimate when it's possible to plant larkspur.


Planting Calendar for Larkspur

Frost tolerance for larkspur: Very tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 7 weeks before last frost.

Since larkspur do well in cold you can plant them much earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant larkspur 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 larkspur and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your larkspur may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your larkspur 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 can expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Hillview is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your larkspur 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

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Hillview.