Michigan Plant Hardiness Zones

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  • Plant Hardiness Zones, Growing Zones, or Climate Zones explained.

  • Plant hardiness zones were developed to provide a simple guide to what plant will grow where.

  • Plant hardiness zones are based on temperature. In the USA Zones are rated from 1-11 with Zone 1 being the coldest and Zone 11 being the warmest.

  • Zones are able to tell you what plant will live where.

  • Its all about the temperature maximum and minimum that a plant can survive in.

  • Zones are a great indication, however, local variations, special positions and even gardening determination can allow you to 'cheat the zone'.

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Last Updated: 08-24-2018 03:48 PM ID: 1518