When can I plant Fountain 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.

You can determine when it's the best time to plant fountain grass in Zone 2a by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Fountain Grass

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

You can plant fountain grass slightly earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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The earliest that you can plant fountain 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 fountain grass and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your fountain grass may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your fountain grass indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2a. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is just an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a last frost occurs after May 15 be ready to protect your fountain grass if we have 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.