Interested in starting a garden this summer?: :
Use this guide from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find out what plants will grow best where you live.
If you live in zones 1-10, take a look at the U.S. National Arboretum’s examples of plants that should succeed in those zones.
The newly revised map reflects several changes:
- A new ZIP code finder allows you to identify your area’s Plant Hardiness Zone.
- Two new zones, 12 and 13, have been added for regions with average annual extreme minimum temperatures above 50 degrees and 60 degrees F. These zones appear on the maps for Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
- The 2012 map reflects 30 years of weather data (1976-2005). The previous edition—published in 1990—reflected 13 years of data (1974-1986).