Regions / Mid-Atlantic
Selecting plants suited to the Mid-Atlantic climate will be a key step to success.
Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones).
The Mid-Atlantic region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 through 7 and in AHS Heat Zones 3 through 6. Stretching over a long expanse of territory, the Mid-Atlantic states are home to a wide range of weather and climate. However, generally speaking, this region enjoys 4 distinct seasons characterized by mild springs, hot and humid summers along the coast, but cooler in the mountains, mild falls, and chilly winters with some snow.
Get inspired by the gardeners of the lovely Peacock Garden at Great Dixter and create stunning borders like this one. Most plants won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. All are deer resistant
Fabulous looking and low care, this attractive late summer combination of ornamental grasses and perennials is a feast for the eye
Only 3 plants comprise this naturalistic combination. Designed for late summer interest and color and extending its brilliant colors well into fall, this plant palette can be easily replicated in many sunny garden situations.
A dazzling splash of color in the mid - late spring garden!
A long-lasting summer mix! Both plants are drought and dry soil tolerant, fairly pest-free and low maintenance, excellent in fresh cut flowers bouquets and will reward you with plentiful blossoms and happy butterflies!
If you are looking for a long-lasting border idea with drought tolerant, fairly pest-free and low maintenance plants, you have found it!
A plant combination which is long-lasting, drought tolerant and low care. Enjoy weeks of color while doing virtually nothing!
If your heart is set on a multicolored effect rather than a harmonious border in a single color, you could consider this combination, where flowering is spread over a longer period
This charming summer border is a marriage of colors, shapes and textures. Fairly easy to replicate at home, it combines the blue rounded clusters of Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) with the rich golden-yellow trumpets of Hemerocallis 'Bonanza' (Daylily) and the flat, honey-colored umbels of Achillea 'Walther Funcke' (Yarrow).
Designed for late summer interest and color and extending its brilliant colors well into fall, this plant palette can be easily replicated in many sunny garden situations.
Wouldn't you just love to relax and enjoy the passing summer in this welcoming garden, replete with this subtle mix of soft colors?
Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blues and purples with the intent of cooling and calming down an outdoor area overheated after a warm summer day.
Rich in texture and interest, this fragrant garden border features a fresh color palette of blue and purple perennial flowers. Plant these wonderful perennial plants near a pool where they can be reflected for double the pleasure.
Adorned with lavender in full bloom on either side, this ravishing gravel path features superb Portugal Laurel trees (Prunus lusitanica) clipped into neat mushroom shapes. Two evergreen companions that offer multi-season interest, beauty, fragrance and enable gardeners from cool winter areas to enjoy the true Mediterranean look in their garden.
Fast growing while bumblebees and butterflies dance attendance, all these perennial plants are low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, and make excellent cut flowers.