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Coastal South

Selecting plants suited to the Coastal South 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 Coastal South region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 9 and in AHS Heat Zones 9 through 11.

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




A Dramatic Entryway

Want a dramatic front yard? And privacy from the neighbors? Why don't you follow the steps of Joel Loblaw in the layered approach to this Tudor-style home's entryway.

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Kniphofia and Pampa Grass

Create architectural borders like this one! Both plants enhance seasonal interest, help create striking borders, are drought, salt and deer tolerant. They also won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society

A Fabulous Duo to Try: Rose 'Sharifa Asma' with Campanula

Fragrant and eye-catching! This mix is particularly lovely in late spring or early summer when the fortissimo scent of the Roses is exquisite!

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Bonica' and Lavender 'Hidcote'

Ideal for planting alongside an informal path, Lavender forms a magnificent hedge with its attractive foliage, colorful blossoms and delightful fragrance that entices the senses!

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Crocus Rose' & Phacelia tanacetifolia

Roses are healthier when provided with companion plants to help repel destructive bugs while encouraging beneficial insects. Some flowering plants attract beneficial insects that help to control insect pests on your roses.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Grace' & Heuchera 'Marmalade'

​Perfect for hiding the leggy stems of rose bushes, Heuchera (Coral Bells) make soft ground covers around their bases, their mounds of scalloped-edged foliage adding texture and interest to mixed borders.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Harlow Carr' & Lavender 'Hidcote'

One of the most venerable shrub companions for perennials is roses. Paired with classic partners like lavender, their exquisite flowers and fragrance create glorious borders for weeks of color and scent.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' & Phacelia tanacetifolia

With unusually large flowers of a warm, glowing pink rich of a fresh Tea fragrance, Rose 'Princess Alexandra of Kent' creates a memorable display when paired with the abundant and long-lasting bell-shaped flowers of Phacelia tanacetifolia (Fiddleneck). Aside from being very ornamental, this hardy annual is a perfect rose companion plant as it attracts scores of beneficial insects

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Teasing Georgia' & Achillea 'Paprika'

Roses are healthier when we provide them with companion plants which help repel destructive bugs and pests while encouraging beneficial insects.

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'The Mayflower' and Penstemon 'Stapleford Gem'

Since 'The Mayflower' is a shrub rose which repeat flowers with exceptional continuity and is rarely without flowers, you will enjoy this lovely combo for many, many weeks!

A Fabulous Duo: Rose 'Wisley 2008' & Aster x frikartii 'Monch'

Lavender-blue daisies blend beautifully with many roses, creating scenes that shine with living color. Here, the fragrant, fully double blossoms of English Rose 'Wisley 2008' agreeably combine their pure soft pink rosettes with one of the most popular asters today

A Fabulous Duo: Salvia 'Caradonna' and Penstemon 'Rich Ruby'

This plant pairing uses 2 spectacular, upright perennial plants with contrasting flower colors and shapes. Both plants are deer or rabbit resistant, drought tolerant and are top performers

A Fabulous Mediterranean Border

This warm and eye-catching Mediterranean border is a real delight!

A Fabulous Planting Idea with Grasses and Sage

Colorful and rich in textures! Create stunning, easy care and long-lasting border combinations like this one. All plants are deer, rabbit and drought tolerant. Undemanding and easy to grow, they require little maintenance and enjoy a very long season of interest

A Fabulous Summer Border Idea with Grasses and Dahlias

A long-lasting and low care summer border!

A Fabulous Summer Planting Idea with Grasses, Agastache and Persicaria

A mixture of ornamental grasses and perennials, this prairie style planting has been designed by world acclaimed designer, Piet Oudolf, and is part of his impressive creations at RHS Wisley.

A Fabulous Yard

This spectacular small garden marries beautiful colors, shapes and textures.

A Fantastic Two Plant Hedge

A drought tolerant and low maintenance hedge idea! This fantastic hedge has been realized with 2 plants, which beautifully provide vertical interest, color and a lovely foliage for months

A Fragrant Garden Retreat With Roses

Dreaming of a resting spot where you could surround yourself with fragrance, color and beauty?

A Fragrant Getaway

A wonderful and simple getaway in the garden! A bench placed under an arbor, heavily covered with large, romantic roses. The perfect spot in which to read a book or relax while enjoying the light fragrance of the flowers.

A Fragrant Relaxing Spot

Wouldn't such a garden spot make you flush with garden pride?

A Fragrant Summer Border with Roses, Lavender, Pinks and Sea Holly

Colorful blossoms and delightful fragrance that will entice the senses! Create this border where you will be able to enjoy its perfume daily: near a doorway, along a path, near your patio or deck!

A Glowing Border Idea with Architectural Perennials and Grasses

Wonderfully bold, this perennial border combines colors and shapes to create a long-lasting and spectacular effect from summer to fall. All plants are deer resistant, drought tolerant and low maintenance.

A Great Rose-Covered Entrance

Like an entrance to a secret garden, this crisp white wooden arbor, draped with scented climbing roses, provides a warm welcome to guests who can enjoy the fragrance of the flowers as they pass by