When can I plant Bunny Tails grass in Zone 5b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate 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 chance to plant bunny tails grass in Zone 5b can be estimated by referring to 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.

You can plant bunny tails grass a bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant bunny tails grass
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant bunny tails grass
Probably not a good time to plant bunny tails grass

The earliest that you can plant bunny tails grass in Zone 5b 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. Any later than that and your bunny tails grass may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your bunny tails grass indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on April 15 in Zone 5b. It might get as low as -15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 5b and it changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b last frost occurs after April 15 be ready to protect your bunny tails grass in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 5b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-15°F
Highest Expected Low-10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 5b

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