When can I plant Mexican Feather Grass in Zone 5b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate 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 first opportunity to plant mexican feather grass in Zone 5b should be determined by looking at 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.

Mexican Feather Grass are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather which tells us that you can start planting them earlier than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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A good time to plant mexican feather grass
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant mexican feather grass
Probably not a good time to plant mexican feather grass

The earliest that you can plant mexican feather grass in Zone 5b is February. However, you really should wait until March 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 September. 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 couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 5b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 5b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 5b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your mexican feather grass if we have 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.