Episode #14 | Original Air Date: March 19, 2020
When you select a plant for your landscape, one of the most important things to consider is the plant’s hardiness zone.
The Department of Agriculture has designated four zones in Florida--8, 9, 10, and 11.
The USDA hardiness zones are based on the average lowest temperatures, helping you choose plants that can survive the winter. Use the zones as a guide for selecting the plants best suited for your area.
Remember that Florida’s long summers, high humidity, and warm nights can affect a plant’s ability to survive even in the appropriate zone.
So use the USDA plant zones as a guide, but also consult UF/IFAS and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ materials to refine your plant choices
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.