When can I plant Tithonia in Hillview, KY

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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 figure out when it's possible to plant tithonia by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Tithonia

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

Since tithonia do not do well in cold weather it's necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

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

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Hillview is just an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Hillview it frosts late in the year after April 15 be ready to cover your tithonia if we have 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.

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