When can I plant Oenothera in Hillview, KY

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's the best time to plant oenothera in Hillview by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Oenothera

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

Oenothera do well in some cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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

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

Last Frost Date

In Hillview the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Hillview is not always accurate 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 oenothera 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.