Kentucky Planting Zones - USDA Map Of Kentucky Growing Zones

USDA Planting Zone Map for Kentucky

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Information On Kentucky Climate Zones

This is the USDA Kentucky planting zone map. You can look at this map to learn the Kentucky climate zones and which one you live in. In order to find your USDA planting zone, simply look at the map and locate where you live. Then, match the color of that location to the legend to the right. This will tell you which of the Kentucky climate zones you live in.

The Kentucky growing zone map above is based on the 2023 USDA map of growing zones. In 2023, the USDA map was revised to take into account the warmer temperatures that have been recorded in the past few decades. Plants, particularly perennial plants, grow in specific temperature ranges. 

The USDA map simplifies the temperature ranges found in Kentucky and the rest of the U.S. Knowing your USDA Kentucky planting zone is important to your gardening efforts because it will help you choose plants that will thrive in the area that you live in.

You can find plants that grow in your planting zone at your local plant nursery or store. Reputable plant nurseries and stores will only carry perennial plants that have their proper growing zone clearly marked. The employees at your local plant nursery or store will also be able to help you choose plants that are appropriate for your USDA Kentucky planting zone.