Plant Database forum: min/max hardiness zone clarification?

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Region: Texas Daylilies
RockGardner
Feb 5, 2015 8:51 PM CST
A few days ago I submitted a databox proposal for the Clove plant (the spice). One of the items I amended was the min/max growing zones. Problem was, my research showed the minimum temp for the Clove to be about 60 degrees(F), its natural environment being on or near the equator. But the highest zone available, 11, states a minimum of 45 degrees(F). I guess I'm suggesting a checkbox for "other" to clarify the min/max temps if it's not in the standard zone ranges.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Feb 5, 2015 9:02 PM CST

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We could add Zones 12 and 13.
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/120125.htm
The new version of the map includes 13 zones, with the addition for the first time of zones 12 (50-60 degrees Fahrenheit) and 13 (60-70 degrees Fahrenheit). Each zone is a 10-degree Fahrenheit band, further divided into 5-degree Fahrenheit zones "A" and "B."
Evan

Region: Texas Daylilies
RockGardner
Feb 5, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Okay, that's the best answer to that situation. Thanks Evan. Wonder why that map didn't come up when I researched it. And the article is 3 yrs old.
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Feb 6, 2015 8:57 AM CST

Plants Admin

I search "usda plant hardiness zone map". Starting with usda is key.
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 6, 2015 12:23 PM CST

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I've added Zones 12 and 13 to the hardiness checkboxes.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 6, 2015 3:42 PM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks Dave.
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 6, 2015 3:57 PM CST

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Region: Texas Daylilies
RockGardner
Feb 6, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Thanks from me as well.

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