When can I plant Fiber Optic Grass in Zone 9a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 9a you can figure out when you can plant fiber optic grass by reviewing 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 when the weather gets warmer.

You can not plant fiber optic grass until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer 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 9a is March. However, you really should wait until April 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 September. Any later than that and your fiber optic grass may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your fiber optic grass indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9a. It might get as low as 20°F during the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 9a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a we get surprised by a frost after February 15 be ready to cover your fiber optic grass in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.