You can plant zoysia grass in Minnesota, but the University of Minnesota Extension warns that it is a bad idea. Zoysia grass does not tolerate cool temperatures, is very slow to spread and to "green up" each spring. The Extension also says it turns brown at the slightest hint of frost.
About this Author
Aileen Clarkson has been an award-winning editor and reporter for more than 20 years, earning three awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has worked for several newspapers, including "The Washington Post" and "The Charlotte Observer." Clarkson earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Florida.