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What is my USDA Plant Hardiness Zone?

Find your 2023 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone based on your current device location, along with a map of plant hardiness zones in your area and in the United States.

Compare the 2023 and 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps to see how the zones have changed over the last decade in your area.

Minimum winter temperatures are a major determinant of whether a particular plant selection can be successfully grown outside year around. There are other factors that influence plant survival, such as snow cover, summer heat, humidity, soil moisture, and spring frosts.

What are Plant Hardiness Zones?

Plant hardiness zones are a system used by gardeners, landscapers, and agriculturalists to help determine which plants are best suited for a specific location. The map of the United States is commonly broken up into 11 zones ranging from zone 1A (the most cold-hardy) to zone 11B (the least cold-hardy). The exact borders of each zone are based on the average minimum winter temperature in that region.

This plant hardiness zone map shows the range of temperatures where plants can survive the winter. The plant hardiness zone is determined by the minimum temperatures and the minimum number of days in a year where the minimum temperature is reached. The plant hardiness zone is helpful because it allows you to select plants that will survive the winter in your area. This will help ensure that your plants are able to survive the winter and are able to provide you with the fruit or vegetable that you are hoping for.

The first geographical zone map was created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1920s to help farmers determine which plants would be best suited for the climate in their area. Since then, it has been a valuable tool for gardeners and farmers to determine which plants are best suited for their region. Plant hardiness zones are a system of mapping the climate of a region. They provide a range of temperatures and the plants that can be successfully grown in those areas.

Dynamic Plant Hardiness Map

Unlike other plant hardiness websites and maps, this site offers a fully dynamic and interactive map that allows you to zoom and pan to see the exact zone and microclimate for your location according to the USDA.

You can find the zone based on your current device location, or by searching for your city, town, ZIP code, or you can search for the zone based on the address you wish to locate.

Plant Hardiness Zone Atlas

Our plant hardiness zone atlas has a list of cities in the United States to help you find the USDA zone of any location in the country.

About St. Mary's County, Maryland

St. Mary's County, established in 1637, is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2020 census, the population was 113,777. Its county seat is Leonardtown. The name is in honor of Mary, the mother of Jesus. St. Mary's County comprises the California-Lexington Park, Maryland Metropolitan Statistical Area, which also is included in the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area. It is part of the Southern Maryland region. The county was the home to the first Maryland Colony, and the first capital of the Colony of Maryland. Settled by English Catholics, it is considered to be the birthplace of religious freedom in North America, at a time when the British colonies were settled primarily by Protestants. The county is home to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and St. Mary's College of Maryland. Traditionally, St. Mary's County has been known for its unique and historic culture of Chesapeake Bay tidewater farming, fishing, and crabbing communities. But with the advent of the military bases, growth of an extensive defense contractor presence, and the growth of St. Mary's College of Maryland, as well as increasing numbers of long-distance Washington, D.C. commuters, it has been undergoing a decades-long transformation which has seen the county's population double since 1970.

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About Hardiness zone

A hardiness zone is a geographic area defined as having a certain average annual minimum temperature, a factor relevant to the survival of many plants. In some systems other statistics are included in the calculations. The original and most widely used system, developed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a rough guide for landscaping and gardening, defines 13 zones by long-term average annual extreme minimum temperatures. It has been adapted by and to other countries in various forms. A plant may be described as "hardy to zone 10": this means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of 30 to 40 °F.

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