When can I plant Mexican Feather Grass in Zone 12a

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.

A common way of figuring out when you can plant mexican feather grass is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 12a.


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.

Mexican Feather Grass can survive in a little bit of cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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 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 mexican feather grass and expect a good harvest is probably November. 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 12a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 50°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 12a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to cover your mexican feather grass if we have a 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.