When can I plant Violets in Hillview, KY

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant violets in Hillview can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Violets

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

Violets do ok in some cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant violets 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 violets and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your violets may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your violets indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Hillview and it is different every year. Half of the time in Hillview there is a last frost after April 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your violets 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.