How do I know my gardening zone?
You can determine your gardening zone at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture website. You can either enter your ZIP code or, for even more precision, use the interactive map to click down to within a half-mile of your home.
What does zone mean for flowers?
The Zones. Each USDA Zone in the system represents a region of minimum average winter temperatures. The lower the USDA Zone number, the colder the region. Although factors other than temperature affect the ability of a plant to survive, the USDA Zone system is a reasonable starting point for many gardeners.
What zone is Indiana for flowers?
Much of Northern Indiana is now in Zone 5b (-15 to -10 degrees F). The southern border of the state did not change. It remains is in Zone 6b (0 to -5 degrees F), but that area takes up a larger chunk of Southern Indiana.
What zone is TN in for planting?
Tennessee is comprised of seven USDA hardiness zones: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, and 8a. Northern areas in zone 5b experience the state’s lowest temperatures dipping to minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
What is the zone for planting?
The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.
What is a zone 8?
The Zone 8 region covers the coasts from West to East but most states fall in the south. There are 20 states, plus Washington, D.C., with hardiness zone 8 areas.
What is the difference between zone 9a and 9b?
The gardening zones in zone 9 are zone 9a and 9b. Plants in zone 9a will tolerate minimum temperatures of no lower than 20 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. In 9b, the lowest temperature for flowers or plants should be 25 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
What plants grow well in Zone 6b?
Common shrubs known to grow well in Zone 6 are: Hydrangea. Rhododendron. Rose.
Perennial favorites that thrive in this zone include:
- Bee balm.
- Coral bells.
What zone do carnations grow in?
Carnation depends partially on the specific variety, but most carnations are hardy from U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 or 4 through 8 or 9.
What plants are good for Zone 7b?
Hardiness Zone: 7
- Bee Balm.
What flowers grow best in zone 5b?
For all season long color, interplant zone 5 hardy perennials like:
- Bee balm.
When can I plant flowers in Indiana?
Warm-season annuals (like geranium or impatiens) should be planted after frost danger passes (late April to early May in Southern Indiana, and mid May in Northern Indiana). Fall-flowering bulbs (like dahlia) and perennial flowers can also be started in the spring.
What zone is Nashville for planting?
What fruit grows well in Tennessee?
Tennessee’s climate supports the growth of a number of fruits. These include pears, plums, apples, cherries, grapes and persimmon. In addition to these fruit trees nuts trees like Chinese chestnut, pecan, hazelnut and black walnut also grow and produce very well in Tennessee.