When can I plant Napa Valley Fern in Hillview, KY

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when to plant napa valley fern in Hillview by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Napa Valley Fern

Frost tolerance for napa valley fern: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since napa valley fern do not do well in cold weather it's necessary to wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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The earliest that you can plant napa valley fern in Hillview is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant napa valley fern and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your napa valley fern may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your napa valley fern indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Hillview. We should expect an average low temperature of -5°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Hillview may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview we get a frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your napa valley fern if we have 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

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