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Find Your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

What is Your Hardiness Zone
Flowers growing in a yard.

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zones determine which plants can and will survive in which zones during winter. If you have a specific type of plant in mind to return in spring, refer to a plant’s hardiness zone – oftentimes located on its plant tag – so you can figure out whether it will survive winter in your region. If you live in Georgia, for example, your state will fall in hardiness zones 7 or 8 during winter. If a plant cannot survive in these zones, and ultimately in these temperatures, the plant will fail to grow. 

How to Determine Your Hardiness Zone
A map of USDA Plant Hardiness Zones.

You can figure out your region’s hardiness zones by referring to our helpful map. Areas in hardiness zone 3 require plants that will grow in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to -30 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, areas in hardiness zone 9 can foster many more plants due to the slightly warmer temperatures. Plants that can grow in zone 9 require temperatures between 20 degrees Fahrenheit and 30 degrees Fahrenheit.