When can I plant Mexican Feather Grass in Zone 2a

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 to plant mexican feather grass in Zone 2a by using the USDA zone info.


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 do ok in moderate cold which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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The earliest that you can plant mexican feather grass in Zone 2a is April. However, you really should wait until May 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 August. If you wait any later than that and your mexican feather grass may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your mexican feather grass indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -50°F.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 2a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a there is a last frost after May 15 be ready to protect your mexican feather grass if we have one of those late frosts.

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.