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About the Kansas USDA Zones for Growing Plants
It’s important to view the USDA plant hardiness zones map for information about plant hardiness. This not only provides hardiness growing zones for all states but will also tell you the garden zones for USDA in Kansas. The above map is for the Kansas USDA zones and can be used to determine the most ideal plants for your area.
By looking at the Kansas zone map above and locating the approximate area in which you live, you will be able to find your hardiness planting zone. Simply compare the zone colors on the Kansas zone map for your area with those found on the legend to the right.
Due to climate changes and increasingly warmer temperatures, this map of Kansas USDA zones is based on the revised USDA in Kansas (and all other states) that was made in 2012. More and more areas are finding that warmer hardiness growing zones are moving northward.
It is important to understand your Kansas zone map in order to choose the most suitable plants for your area. For areas bordering separate zones, choosing plants that tolerate cooler conditions (such as a zone lower) will oftentimes help ensure their winter survival, as those that are less hardy will require additional protection or relocation indoors.
Your local nursery can provide plants that are suitable for USDA in Kansas. Keep in mind, however, that only reputable nurseries specialize in selling landscaping plants appropriate for your area’s hardiness zone and will have these clearly marked as such. In addition to these plants, non-hardy species may also be available. These, too, should be clearly marked.