When can I plant Mexican Feather Grass in Zone 6b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant mexican feather grass in Zone 6b can be determined by reviewing 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 do well in moderate cold 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
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 6b 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. Any later than that and your mexican feather grass may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your mexican feather grass indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 6b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. It might get as low as -5°F during the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 6b and it will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 6b it frosts late in the year after April 15 so be sure to be ready to protect your mexican feather grass in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 6b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 6b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 6b.