When can I plant Mexican Feather Grass in Zone 7a

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.

In Zone 7a you can estimate when it's possible to 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.

Mexican Feather Grass do well in moderate cold which tells us that you can plant them earlier than more sensitive plants.

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The earliest that you can plant mexican feather grass in Zone 7a 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 little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost has passed is on April 15 in Zone 7a. It might get as low as 0°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a it frosts late in the year after April 15 so always be ready to protect your mexican feather grass if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low0°F
Highest Expected Low5°F

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

Plants to Grow in Zone 7a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7a.