When can I plant Pyrethrum in Hillview, KY

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out 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.

In Hillview you can estimate when you can plant pyrethrum by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Pyrethrum

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

You can plant pyrethrum just a bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

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A good time to plant pyrethrum
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The earliest that you can plant pyrethrum 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 pyrethrum and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your pyrethrum may not have a chance to fully mature. Starting your pyrethrum indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

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.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it changes from year to year. Half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your pyrethrum 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

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