When can I plant Mexican Feather Grass in Zone 8a

One of the first steps we take when we are estimating our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 8a you can determine when it's possible to plant mexican feather grass by checking out 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 are moderately cold tolerant you can plant them just a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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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 8a 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 grow to maturity. 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 all chance of frost has passed is on March 15 in Zone 8a. We should expect an average low temperature of 10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a is not always accurate our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your mexican feather grass in the event of 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.