When can I plant Pampas Grass in Zone 2b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to determine when it's the best time to plant pampas grass by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 2b.


Planting Calendar for Pampas Grass

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

Pampas Grass do not do well in cold weather which means that you must wait until it warms up after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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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 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 pampas grass and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your pampas grass may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your pampas grass indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 2b. It might get as low as -45°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 2b we get a frost after May 15 so always be ready to cover your pampas 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.