Monkey Grass
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Can Monkey Grass Be Grown in Alaska

Pottinger added on October 13, 2012 | Answered

Temps here are around 0 for 2 months and 10 for 4 months then 25 to 60 for the other 6 months.

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Nikki
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Answered on October 15, 2012

Generally, this plant is only hardy to zones 6b, though it has been known to do well in slightly cooler regions. I am not too sure it can take the chilling temps in your climate, however, at least not without adequate protection. If you are looking for a cool-hardy ornamental grass for your region, then this article may have some ideas: http://www.alaskamastergardeners.org/Ornamental_Grasses_in_AK.html

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