When can I plant Fiber Optic Grass in Zone 2a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

A common way of figuring out when it's a good idea to plant fiber optic grass is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Fiber Optic Grass

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

You really shouldn't plant fiber optic grass until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer because they require warm weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
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 2a is May. However, you really should wait until June 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 August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your fiber optic grass may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your fiber optic grass indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on May 15 in Zone 2a. We can expect an average low temperature of -50°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 2a is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to cover your fiber optic grass in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-50°F
Highest Expected Low-45°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 -45°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2a.