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Northeast

Selecting plants suited to the Northeast climate is 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 Northeast region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 through 7 and in AHS Heat Zones 1 through 6. 

If you know your hardiness zone and heat zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




A Long-Lasting Perennial Planting Idea with Kniphofia, Rudbeckia and Artemisia

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

A Long-Lasting Planting Idea with Grasses, Anemone, Joe-Pye Weed and Persicaria

Fabulous looking and low care, this attractive late summer combination of ornamental grasses and perennials is a feast for the eye

A Long-Lasting Planting Idea with Japanese Anemones and Coneflowers

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 long-Lasting Spring Border for Weeks of Color

A dazzling splash of color in the mid - late spring garden!

A Long-Lasting Spring Tulip Border for Weeks of Color

A dazzling splash of color in the mid - late spring garden!

A Long-Lasting Summer Border Idea

Bring interest to your garden path!

A Long-Lasting Summer Duo for your Borders: Lavender and Cosmos

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!

A Long-Lasting Summer Idea for your Borders with Lavender, Achillea and Sedum

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 Lovely Backyard Retreat with Achillea, Festuca and Grasses

A plant combination which is long-lasting, drought tolerant and low care. Enjoy weeks of color while doing virtually nothing!

A Lovely Border Idea for the Mid-Late Spring Garden

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

A Lovely Border Idea for Your Late Spring Garden

3 beautiful flowering varieties for a ravishing scenery!

A Lovely Border Idea with Achillea, Agapanthus and Grasses

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).

A Lovely Duo for your Late Summer Garden: Japanese Anemones and Oriental Lilies

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 Lovely Fragrant Path

Adorned with lavender in full bloom on either side, this path leads to a lovely focal point, an angel statue, which brings interest and a tempting destination.

A lovely Hedge Idea with Sword-Lilies and Foxtail Lilies

Wouldn't you just love to relax and enjoy the passing summer in this welcoming garden, replete with this subtle mix of soft colors?

A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Lavender and Lilies of the Nile

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.

A Lovely Mediterranean Border with Russian Sage and Lilies of the Nile

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.

A Lovely Mediterranean Path

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.

A Lovely Prairie Planting Idea with Echinacea, Perovskia and Miss Willmott's Ghost

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.