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USDA Hardiness Zone 5b

Zone 5b is a zone in the USDA Hardiness climate zone rating system. The USDA Hardiness system can be useful to gardeners in establishing if certain plants are suitable for your garden's microclimate and was originally devised by the US department of agriculture. There are currently 2091 gardens being tracked on Folia that are in USDA Zone 5b.

Typical example plants that tend to grow vigorously in this zone include Daylily, Hosta, Chili pepper, Lettuce, Tomato, Basil, Carrot, Sweet pepper, Cucumber and Bean.

Some locations recently identified as being in this zone include Pennsylvania (United States), Oshawa (Canada), Bedford (United States), Montreal (Canada), LARNED KANSAS (United States), Ajax (Canada), Villa Park (United States), Lansing (United States), Massillon (United States), Glenwood, IA (United States), (United States), Indianapolis, IN (United States), Jamaica Plain, MA (United States), Papillion, NE (United States), Belleville (United States), Nashua, New Hampshire (United States), Berryton (United States), Peterborough (Canada), Southern Indiana (United States), Grand Rapids (United States), Colorado Springs (United States), Mount Pleasant (United States), (Canada), Ancaster (Canada), Wyalusing (United States), Painesville Twp (United States), Rensselaer (United States), Sackville (Canada), Nashua (United States) and Chicago (United States).

If your area is defined as within 5b, you typically get low temperatures of between -26°C (-15°F) and -23°C (-9°F)

Zone 5b has a corresponding Sunset zone of 1-2.

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