Plant Hardiness Zones Explained


When purchasing plants for your garden you have probably noticed a little thing called plant hardiness zones or climate zones printed on the tag. This is a quick and handy way to know if the plant you are considering will  survive winter in your area.

Plant hardiness zone maps are easy to read. They are always in colour so all you have to do is find your location on the map, check the colour and then read the legend to see what zone you are in.

The rule of thumb is that you can plant anything in your zone and below. Anything over your zone will likely not survive the winter season. There are some exceptions of course, like the Dahlia; with this plant you simply dig up the rhizomes and store them indoors over winter, then re-plant in the spring.

For easy reference I’ve included the plant hardiness zone maps for Canada, the USA, the UK & Australia (These are the places where most of our blog visitors hail from) as well as a very basic world wide map.

CANADA
Canada Map from: Government of Canada

 

USA (including a less detailed zone map of Canada)
USA Climate Zone Map
USA Map from: canyonsleepers.blogspot.com

 

UK
UK Climate Zone Map
UK Map from: wellsphere.com

 

AUSTRALIA
Australia Climate Zone Map
Australia Map from: http://forums.permaculture.org.au

 

World Map
World Climate Zone Map
World Map from: http://rmaldonado10.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Maps

 

About Corina Heppner

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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