When can I plant Plectranthus in Hillview, KY

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant plectranthus in Hillview can be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Plectranthus

Frost tolerance for plectranthus: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Plectranthus are not cold tolerant which means that you really should wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant plectranthus 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 plectranthus and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your plectranthus may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your plectranthus indoors.

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.

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

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