When can I plant Fiber Optic Grass in Zone 3b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to estimate when you can plant fiber optic grass by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 3b.


Planting Calendar for Fiber Optic Grass

Frost tolerance for fiber optic grass: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Fiber Optic Grass are not cold tolerant which means that it is important to 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 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 3b 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. Any later than that and your fiber optic grass may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your fiber optic grass indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on May 15 in Zone 3b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -35°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 3b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 3b we get a frost after May 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your fiber optic grass if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 3b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 3b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-35°F
Highest Expected Low-30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 3b

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