Plant Hardiness Zone
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing, as defined by climatic conditions, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. Gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location by studying its hardiness zone. We have given the maximum and minimum temperatures of Chitral. Members are advised to study the hardiness zone while buying/ordering plants from abroad. The Zone chart shows the average temperature and the suitable Zone for it .
However, hardiness zones have a number of drawbacks if used without supplementary information like snow cover, extreme summer heat, soil moisture, humidity, the number of days of frost etc.
By comparing these and sharing knowledge members will be able to assess what is most suitable for their garden.