When can I plant Fiber Optic Grass in Zone 12a

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

One way of getting a good idea when it's a good idea to plant fiber optic grass is to refer to the USDA zone info for Zone 12a.


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 when the weather gets warmer.

Since fiber optic grass require warm weather it's necessary to wait until after the last frost has passed 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 12a 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. 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 few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. We can expect an average low temperature of 50°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your fiber optic grass in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low50°F
Highest Expected Low55°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 12a.