When can I plant Mexican Feather Grass in Zone 10b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of getting a good idea when it's the best time to plant mexican feather grass is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for Mexican Feather Grass

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

You can plant mexican feather grass a bit earlier in the year because they are moderately cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant mexican feather grass
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant mexican feather grass
Probably not a good time to plant mexican feather grass

The earliest that you can plant mexican feather grass in Zone 10b is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant mexican feather grass and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your mexican feather grass may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your mexican feather grass indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10b the average date of last frost happens on January 31. It might get as low as 35°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b it frosts late in the year after January 31 be ready to cover your mexican feather grass in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10b.