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Earth–Kind® Index Explanation

The Earth–Kind® Index represents our best estimate of the adaptability of the plant in question to the average environmental conditions in your area. The Earth–Kind® Index takes into account the predicted water use, heat tolerance, plant adaptability to varied soil conditions, growth with little attention to applying fertilizer, and the overall freedom from insect and disease pests. The range is from 1 to 10, with plants having an Earth–Kind® Index of 10 being the best adapted plants for your region.