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USDA Hardiness Zone 8b

USDA Zone 8b is a zone in the USDA hardiness zones system - this zone system can be very helpful to gardeners as it can be useful in determining if your plants are well suited to your garden's local climate. There are currently 2010 gardens being tracked on Folia that are in USDA Zone 8b.

Sweet pepper, Tomato, Bean, Basil, Chili pepper, Cucumber, Rose, Carrot, Lettuce and Radish are examples of plants that often grow very well in this USDA Zone.

Areas recently identified in Folia as being in this zone include Fremont, CA (United States), Bryan (United States), Seattle (United States), Portland (United States), Live Oak (United States), Charleston (United States), (United States), Stockdale (United States), Monroe (United States), Cottage Grove/ Eugene (United States), Stockton on Tees (United Kingdom), Apple Valley (United States), Austin (United States), Olympia, wa (United States), Bremerton (United States), Didcot (United Kingdom), (United States), (United States), Houston (United States), Lakewood (United States), Lafayette, LA (United States), Panama city (United States), San Antonio (United States), austin (United States), Austin (United States), Redmond (United States), Foley (United States), Farnsfield (United Kingdom), Warrington (United Kingdom) and Hunt (United States).

If you are in 8b, lowest temperatures in your garden should be around -9°C [16°F] to -6°C [21°F].

The corresponding Sunset zone for 8b is approx. 4-5, 7-9.

Australians should follow a rough guidance of USDA Zone 8b = Australian Zone 2.

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New gardens in zone 8b View all

  • PotEmUp's Those that I kill indoors garden
  • Plotless's Top garden

    Top garden

    Zone 8b Part of garden next to house, around the lawn. Will be Herb in the future and who knows what else where the shrubbery is?!

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  • Plotless's Bottom garden

    Bottom garden

    Zone 8b Slabbed waste of space. Will one day be a formal(ish) lavender garden

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  • Plotless's Front garden

    Front garden

    Zone 8b Inherited with the house. Mainly alpines against house, then topiary. South-facing. Mucho plans for it!

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  • TwistedThorne's Bryan Backyard garden

    Bryan Backyard garden

    Zone 8b Combination of pots and the square foot gardening method.

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