When can I plant Skullcap in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

A way of estimating when it's a good idea to plant skullcap is to examine the USDA zone info for Hillview.


Planting Calendar for Skullcap

Frost tolerance for skullcap: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since skullcap require warm weather it is important to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant skullcap 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 skullcap and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your skullcap may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your skullcap indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Hillview. 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 may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Hillview last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your skullcap in the event of a surprise 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.