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Knowing your zone will help you find what will grow most successfully in your garden. Choose your zone from the list to see what you can consider planting right now.

New Zealand

Warm summer. Cold winter with frosts. Taupo, parts of Waikato in shadow of the mountains, Wairarapa. Areas near Mount Taranaki. Inland areas of Otago, Canterbury and all Southern Lakes area
Warm to hot summer. Mild winter with rare frost. Northland and parts of Auckland
Warm summer, cool wet winter. Occasional frosts. North Island - Hamilton, Taranaki ( except mountain areas) and western coastal areas as far as Wellington. Rotorua and all east coast areas from Bay of plenty south. South Island - Nelson and West coast areas south to Greymouth . Picton and including Marlborough along the east coast, south through Christchurch, Dunedin to Invercargill.


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