When can I plant Polka Dot Plant 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 zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Hillview you can figure out when it's the best time to plant polka dot plant by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Polka Dot Plant

Frost tolerance for polka dot plant: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Polka Dot Plant require warm weather which tells us 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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The earliest that you can plant polka dot plant 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 polka dot plant and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your polka dot plant may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your polka dot plant indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Since the USDA zone info for Hillview may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your polka dot plant in the event of 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

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