When can I plant Ornamental Grasses in Zone 13b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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.

You can figure out when it's a good idea to plant ornamental grasses in Zone 13b by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Ornamental Grasses

Frost tolerance for ornamental grasses: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

You can plant ornamental grasses just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they do ok in moderate cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant ornamental grasses
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant ornamental grasses
Probably not a good time to plant ornamental grasses

The earliest that you can plant ornamental grasses in Zone 13b 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 ornamental grasses and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your ornamental grasses may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your ornamental grasses indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13b it never frosts. It might get as low as 65°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 13b is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13b you do not have to be ready to cover your ornamental grasses in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low65°F
Highest Expected Low70°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 65°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 70°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 13b.