When can I plant Fiber Optic Grass in Zone 11a

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.

It's a good idea to determine when it's a good idea to plant fiber optic grass by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 11a.


Planting Calendar for Fiber Optic Grass

Frost tolerance for fiber optic grass: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost has passed.

Fiber Optic Grass are not cold tolerant which means that you need to wait until it warms up after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant fiber optic grass
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant fiber optic grass
Probably not a good time to plant fiber optic grass

The earliest that you can plant fiber optic grass in Zone 11a 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 fiber optic grass and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your fiber optic grass may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your fiber optic grass indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11a it never frosts. We can expect an average low temperature of 40°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 11a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11a you do not have to be ready to cover your fiber optic grass if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low40°F
Highest Expected Low45°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 11a.