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Florida Planting Zones

Florida planting zones

The southernmost state of Florida is well known for its generally year-round great weather. Most of the state is classified as a humid subtropical climate that experiences extremely long, warm, typically humid summers and mild, cool winters making Florida planting zones some of the higher ranges. Southern Florida has a tropical climate. Thunderstorms are normal during the summer months, and there are both tornadoes and hurricanes throughout certain time periods each year. The coastal regions will most often experience a bit warmer temperatures during winter with cooler ones in the summer. The state’s average low temperature lands somewhere in the 60s.

To decide what to grow, first determine Florida’s planting zones. Growing zones in this region can be anywhere from 8a to 11a, which means a wide variety of plants, flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits will grow, depending on where you are planting. Check the Gilmour’s Interactive Planting Zone Map for more information on Florida planting zone areas. Once you know the zone, it is easier to be sure about what plants will do best in Florida growing zones

Many plants, vegetables and flowers will do well here. Eggplant and sweet potato, peppers, small cherry tomatoes and okra are some of the crops that will thrive in the region. Brussels sprouts do well in the spring to summer, and kale will perform in the fall to winter months. If looking for flowers, pentas, coreopsis and blue salvia are all pretty blooms that grow successfully in Florida.

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