When can I plant Purple Rock Cress in Hillview, KY

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can estimate when to plant purple rock cress in Hillview by referring to the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Purple Rock Cress

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

Purple Rock Cress are one of those plants that can tolerate quite a bit of cold weather which means that you can start planting them much earlier than other frost tender plants.

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The earliest that you can plant purple rock cress 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 purple rock cress and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your purple rock cress may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your purple rock cress indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Hillview. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to protect your purple rock cress 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

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Hillview.