NOTICE OF ZOO CLOSURE
The North Carolina Zoo will be closing today, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. due to the forecast of severe thunderstorms.
“Blue Ginger”, cultivated for the striking blue flowers, resembles ginger in growth and habit. It is not a ginger at all, instead it belongs to the spiderwort family along with plants like Wandering Jew.
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.