Athens's Growing Zone: 8

Our records indicate the United States Department of Agriculture has given Athens a growing zone designation of 8. Sometimes called the planting zone, this rating gives you an idea of what plants can and cannot grow in the area's climate. If you are looking for indoor/outdoor plants suitable for growing in the area, head on over to our page on plants that grow well in Georgia.

The USDA growing zone is 8 in Athens. Understanding your growing zone is very important because it is a measure of the lowest temperature that a plant can survive, helping you to decide what plants would grow best in your particular climate. Since Athens is in growing zone 8 this means that plants there can survives temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants chosen for Athens's climate should be chosen with this in mind or plants should be moved inside to keep their core temperature in the right range if necessary.

Geography Facts For Athens

Primary Zip Code: 30601
Population: 17,727
Longitude: -83.36
Latitude: 33.98
Land Area: 24.65 square miles
USDA Growing Zone: 8
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