Sunset Zone Bahama Bay™ ‘Heartbeat’

Central and Northern California Coast thermal belts

This benign climate exists in patches and strips along the Coast Ranges from western Santa Barbara County north to northern Marin County. It’s one of Northern California’s finest horticultural climates. It consists of thermal belts (slopes from which cold air drains) in the coastal climate area, which is dominated by ocean weather about 85 percent of the time and by inland weather about 15 percent. Typical lows in Zone 16 over a 20-year period ranged from 32 to 19°F (0 to –7°C). The lowest recorded temperatures range from 25 to 18°F (–4 to –8°C). This zone gets more heat in summer than Zone 17, which is dominated by maritime air, and has warmer winters than Zone 15. That’s a happy combination for gardening. A summer afternoon wind is an integral part of this climate. Plant trees and shrubs on the windward side of your garden to help disperse it.

Plants for This Sunset Zone

Tulbaghia

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Sempervivum

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Sempervivum

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Agapanthus

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Philadelphus

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Lavandula

Agapanthus

Your zip code 20149 is in Zone: 6b with a temperature range of: -5 to 0 °F.