A hardiness zone (a subcategory of Vertical Zonation) is a geographically defined area in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing, as defined by climatic conditions, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone.
For example, a plant that is described as "hardy to zone 10" means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of -1°C. A more resilient plant that is "hardy to zone 9" can tolerate a minimum temperature of -7°C.
Hardiness zones tableEdit
|Hardiness zone||Lowest temperature|
|0||< −51.1°C (−60°F)|
|12||> +10°C (50°F)|
WikiGardener uses the hardiness zone scale to indicate where a plant grows best outdoors. It is entirely possible to grow plants outside of the advised zones. With the correct equipment a plant could be grown in controlled conditions in any environment.
Hardiness zone mapsEdit
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