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USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

8a is a zone in the USDA Climate Zone system and can be used to help assess if certain plants will grow well in your area. There are presently 1360 gardens on Folia marked as being in USDA Zone 8a.

Typical example plants that tend to grow vigorously in this zone include Tomato, Sweet pepper, Onion, Lettuce, Potato, Cucumber, Carrot, Rose, Bean and Chili pepper.

Areas recently identified in Folia as being in this zone include Montgomery, Alabama (United States), Lake Sinclair (United States), Warner Robins (United States), Auburn, Alabama (United States), Terrell, Texas (United States), Lexington (United States), Woodson (United States), Heacham (United Kingdom), Overath (Germany), city (United Kingdom), Atlanta (United States), McMinnville (United States), (United States), Penmaenmawr, Wales (United Kingdom), Laurencekirk (United Kingdom), Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom), SeaTac, WA (United States), Fort Worth (United States), Gibson (United States), Köln (Germany), Rockwall (United States), Karlovac (Croatia), Birmingham (United States), Newcastle on Tyne (United Kingdom), newcastle upon tyne (United Kingdom), las cruces (United States), Waco (United States), Gainesville (United States), Portland (United States) and Ellis County (United States).

If your area is defined as within 8a, you typically get low temperatures of between -12°C (10°F) and -9°C (16°F)

Zone 8a has a corresponding Sunset zone of 4, 6-9.

Due to large differences in average temperature, USDA Zone 8a is typically known as Zone 2 in Australia.

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  • PrettyKatiee's Side of House garden

    Side of House garden

    Zone 8a Marconi Peppers "Beefsteak" Tomatoes "Roma" Tomatoes Early Girl Hybrid Tomatoes Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Trellis

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  • Amarylis's Beryl's garden

    Beryl's garden

    Zone 8a This is Beryl's garden, Gerry's 92 year-old-neighbour. She has given me permission to keep my Amaryllis at the bottom of her garden during the summ...

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  • Amarylis's Bedroom #1 garden

    Bedroom #1 garden

    Zone 8a This is the window in our bedroom where lots of my Amaryllis spend a good part of their lives. I mostly start off the bulbs here & when the flowers...

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  • LakeGardener's 8x8 Raised Bed garden

    8x8 Raised Bed garden

    Zone 8a

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  • Amarylis's Trinity Free Church gardens 2017 garden

    Trinity Free Church gardens 2017 garden

    Zone 8a This is the church I attend & I sometimes do some work in the gardens. I plants bulbs & plants from time to time & I regularly take photos of the g...

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