When can I plant Bunny Tails grass in Zone 5a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The best time to plant bunny tails grass in Zone 5a should be estimated by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Bunny Tails grass

Frost tolerance for bunny tails grass: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since bunny tails grass are barely cold tolerant you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant bunny tails grass
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bunny tails grass
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The earliest that you can plant bunny tails grass in Zone 5a 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 bunny tails grass and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your bunny tails grass may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your bunny tails grass indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 5a. We should expect an average low temperature of -20°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is not always accurate because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 5a and it is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 5a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your bunny tails grass in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-20°F
Highest Expected Low-15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 5a.