When can I plant Pampas Grass in Zone 2a

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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 2a can be reviewed to figure out when it's a good idea to plant pampas grass.


Planting Calendar for Pampas Grass

Frost tolerance for pampas grass: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Since pampas grass require warm weather it is necessary to wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant pampas grass
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant pampas grass
Probably not a good time to plant pampas grass

The earliest that you can plant pampas 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 pampas grass and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your pampas grass may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your pampas grass indoors.

Last Frost Date

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

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2a it frosts late in the year after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to protect your pampas 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.