USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Map made by the US Department of Agriculture of the United States showing the plant hardiness zones.  Map includes Continental US, Alaska, and Hawaii.

When you are planting seeds in your garden, it is important to understand whether you live in the appropriate climate for the specific seeds you are wanting to grow.

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

The map is available as an interactive GIS-based map, for which a broadband Internet connection is recommended, and as static images for those with slower internet access. Please find the link provided, to take you to the USDA Interactive Zone Map website