When can I plant Lavender Cotton in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

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


Planting Calendar for Lavender Cotton

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

You can plant lavender cotton earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather.

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

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

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Hillview. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Hillview is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your lavender cotton 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.