How can I tell if a certain plant I´m interested in will grow in my area?

For information on what plants will grow in your region of the country, you may want to contact your Agricultural Extension Agent. They have all of the resources of your state agricultural university at their disposal and may be in a better position to help you obtain the information that you are seeking. Another good source of information is your local library. You can identify your hardiness zone and easily determine if the plant is suitable.