When can I plant Fiber Optic Grass in Zone 2b

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant fiber optic grass in Zone 2b can be determined by using the USDA zone info.


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.

It's not a good idea to plant fiber optic grass until after the last frost because they are not cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 2b 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. If you wait any later than that and your fiber optic grass may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your fiber optic grass indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 2b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. We can expect an average low temperature of -45°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is an average and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 2b there is a last frost after May 15 so make sure that you are ready to cover your fiber optic grass if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-45°F
Highest Expected Low-40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2b

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