FIND YOUR HARDINESS ZONE HERE!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOUR ZONE?
If you grow plants which are perennial (that is, plants which live over the winter), you need to know which zone you are living in. Perennial plants include lawn grasses, bulbs such as lilies, and perennial flowers such as delphinium. Catalogs and nurseries will usually give a range of zones in which a certain plant will thrive and grow. Please follow this advice for the best garden results.
WHAT FACTORS DETERMINE MY ZONE?
The designation of a zone of hardiness has to do with the average lowest winter temperature, which is based on latitude and altitude. The Hardiness Zone Map published by the United States Department of Agriculture is the standard by which you can locate your zone. But because the map is so detailed, and also because there are many mini-climates within every zone, we offer you a simplified map here. For an exact determination of your hardiness zone, please call your county agricultural extension service office, listed under ""County Services"" in your local phone book.