When can I plant Liatris in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are making a decision about 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 first chance to plant liatris in Hillview should be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Liatris

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

Liatris do ok in quite a bit of cold which means that you can plant them a lot earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Hillview is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your liatris 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.