What Is My Zone For Planting - Knowledgebase Question

Drexel Hill, PA
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Question by jdeluxe
May 7, 2000
I AM STARTING a flower garden and want to find out my zone to plant the best perennials and annuals.

Answer from NGA
May 7, 2000
The USDA winter hardiness zones indicate average winter low temperatures. To be conservative, you would consider yourself to be in zone 6 and could thus select perennials hardy to zone 6 or a lower number. For example, a plant listed as "hardy in zones 3 to 8" would be acceptable, as would a plant rated "to zone 5" or "to zone 6". For annuals, the hardiness zone is relatively meaningless because they live only for one season.

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