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USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM)

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.

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Authors
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Product Type
Database
Publisher
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Contact Name
USDA Agricultural Research Service
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Preferred Dataset Citation
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, 2012. Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Accessed from http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov
License
Funding Source(s)
Agricultural Research Service
Program Code
005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
Modified Date
2018-11-14
Release Date
2017-12-07
Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Maps & Multimedia
  • Maps & Multimedia
  • GIS Data and Images
  • Plants & Crops
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