When can I plant Fiber Optic Grass in Zone 8a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

By looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 8a you will be able to determine when to plant fiber optic grass.


Planting Calendar for Fiber Optic Grass

Frost tolerance for fiber optic grass: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

You really shouldn't plant fiber optic grass until after all chance of frost has passed because they require warm weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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A good time to plant fiber optic grass
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant fiber optic grass
Probably not a good time to plant fiber optic grass

The earliest that you can plant fiber optic grass in Zone 8a is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant fiber optic grass and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your fiber optic grass may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your fiber optic grass indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8a the average date of last frost happens on March 15. It might get as low as 10°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get a frost after March 15 be ready to protect your fiber optic grass if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low10°F
Highest Expected Low15°F

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

Plants to Grow in Zone 8a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8a.