US Plant Hardiness Zones

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Pictured here is the basic USDA Hardiness
Zone Map. Click the image (or click here)
to go to the USDA website and get more
detailed info about your specific zone.

The 2012 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.

For the first time, 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. Users may also simply type in a ZIP Code and find the hardiness zone for that area.

No posters of the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map have been printed. But state, regional, and national images of the map can be downloaded and printed in a variety of sizes and resolutions.

Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Succulents have a tendency to prefer a temperate climate. Generally they do exceptional in regions with filtered daylight and temperatures beneath ninety degrees. Most succulents can tolerate full daylight, but a few can get sunburn if they are in full sun throughout the afternoon when the temperatures are highest (Aeonium are especially susceptible). Full sun in mixture with temperatures above 90 can harm most succulents. Morning and/or evening solar with afternoon complete or partial shade (at the least 50%) is ideal.

Newly planted succulents, specifically those that have been growing in a greenhouse, will want to be shaded for some days and gradually brought to extra daylight. This is likewise the case when bringing succulents that have been grown interior outside.

Colorful succulents will keep their coloration great with at least 6 hours of bright, oblique daylight each day. Without sufficient sunlight they start to revert to green and stretch out. Heat and extreme cold typically bring out the deepest coloration in succulents. Most Sempervivum have their richest coloration in spring while extra daylight combines with bloodless nights. Some succulents, together with the Sempervivum heuffelii and many of the Soft Succulents, hold their color higher when it gets hot.