When can I plant Fiber Optic Grass in Zone 8b

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.

The earliest that you can plant fiber optic grass in Zone 8b can be estimated by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Fiber Optic Grass

Frost tolerance for fiber optic grass: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost.

Fiber Optic Grass require warm weather which means that it is important to wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed before you can plant them.

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A good time to plant fiber optic grass
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant fiber optic grass
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The earliest that you can plant fiber optic grass in Zone 8b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your fiber optic grass may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your fiber optic grass indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 15°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 8b we get surprised by a frost after March 15 so just be sure to be ready to protect your fiber optic grass if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°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 20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

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