What planting zone is Sacramento, CA? And what plants thrive there?

Juan C Martinez
by Juan C Martinez
In what planting zone is Sacramento, CA [zip: 95842}? I need to know what plants thrive in both direct sun and in full shade in my zone.
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 27, 2016
    Your hardiness zone should be 9b. What types of plants are you looking for?
    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 27, 2016
      @Janet Pizaro If you state what you are looking for i will be glad to do the research.Not just send you to the store.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 27, 2016
    If you go visit a reputable nursery (not just a home improvement store flower section) in your area they should have a horticulturist on staff that can give you the best advice for your immediate area. They will also carry annuals and perennials that are specific to your location within your zone. It will be worth the trip to speak with a professional who deals in your climate and area and have them assist you in purchasing your plants/flowers while you are there.
  • Barbara C Barbara C on Apr 28, 2016
    Look around your neighborhood and close by areas,ask questions about what you see.
  • Catherine Smith Catherine Smith on Apr 28, 2016
    You can also check with your local extension service, normally they have Master Gardeners on staff, that can help you with your questions.
  • Evelyn Evelyn on Apr 28, 2016
    Home depot has a garden club on line just enter your zip code and the give you clarity. And more precise then anyone else.
    • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 28, 2016
      Home Depots website is more precise than the horticulture specialists who live in the area? Who knew...
  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on Apr 28, 2016
    Best advice would come from a professional nurseryman. Most areas have a nursery with all kinds of plants. The nursery staff are well informed of what does well in your area. Keep in mind different leaf colors and textures and different heights for interesting flower bed and also that groups of threes for your small bushes and flowers should have five or more plants in a group. Plant like colors together for interest and avoid multicolor planting of flowers in one group. Have a color plan in mind before shopping. Also consider drought resistant plants.
  • C Crow C Crow on Apr 28, 2016
    The previous entries are all helpful. In addition, Las Pilitas Nursery, dealing with only California natives, provides a free on-line reference for California gardeners interested in native plants that you may find helpful: http://www.mynativeplants.com/ It is the most informative, and humorous, site we've found and guided us in creating our successful native plant, drought-tolerant, garden. Best wishes.
  • Barbara C Barbara C on Apr 29, 2016
    Google can tell you what zone you are in.