When can I plant Mexican Feather Grass in Zone 4a

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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 USDA zone info for Zone 4a can be looked at to estimate when it's the best time to plant mexican feather grass.


Planting Calendar for Mexican Feather Grass

Frost tolerance for mexican feather grass: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Mexican Feather Grass do well in some cold which means that you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant mexican feather grass
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The earliest that you can plant mexican feather grass in Zone 4a is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant mexican feather grass and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your mexican feather grass may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your mexican feather grass indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on May 15 in Zone 4a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -30°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 4a is just an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4a it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to cover your mexican feather grass if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-30°F
Highest Expected Low-25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4a.