Learn More About The USDA Map Of Plant Growing Zones In Delaware
The above map shows the growing zones for Delaware. These zones are meant to serve as a guide to you when you are making decisions about what to plant in your garden.
To learn your zone, locate the area you live in on the Delaware zone map for hardiness. Match the area’s color to the legend on the right. The color on the legend will show you what the zone you live in is.
This is the 2012 version of the USDA plant hardiness zone map. In 2012, the USDA Delaware zone map for hardiness was updated to better show the more current temperature trends that have developed over the past few years. These warmer temperature trends have been attributed to overall climate change.
When you know the plant growing zones in Delaware that apply to you, you will be able to plant a garden that will survive the winter and return, year after year, to give you pleasure and enjoyment.
Whether you are ordering online or shopping at your local nursery, you will find that most plants will be marked with their appropriate planting zone. You can plant and grow anything that is in your zone or lower. So, for example, if you live in zone 7, you can plant anything in zones 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 and know that they will be able to survive where you live. Anything in a higher zone will need extra steps taken to protect it from the winter cold.