When can I plant Mexican Feather Grass in Zone 4b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea 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.

In Zone 4b you can estimate when you can plant mexican feather grass by referring to the USDA zone info.


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.

Since mexican feather grass are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle 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 4b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your mexican feather grass may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your mexican feather grass indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4b the average date of last frost happens on May 15. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of -25°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 4b is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 4b we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to protect your mexican feather grass in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-25°F
Highest Expected Low-20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4b

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