When can I plant Fiber Optic Grass in Zone 3a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out 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.

The first opportunity to plant fiber optic grass in Zone 3a can be figured out by reviewing 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 probably a bad idea to plant fiber optic grass until after the last frost because they do not do well in cold weather.

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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 3a 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 grow to maturity. If you are starting your fiber optic grass indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 3a. We should expect an average low temperature of -40°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 3a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 3a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your fiber optic grass in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 3a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 3a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-40°F
Highest Expected Low-35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -40°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 3a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 3a.