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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 Super Climbing Duo with Clematis 'Viola'

Their scent will hang beautifully in the air!

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis alpina

Combining early flowering Clematis with your roses has the benefit of advancing the season of interest of your roses. Adding sparkle to the garden from mid to late spring, and occasionally in late summer, this small-flowered clematis looks ravishing when combined with early flowering climbing roses

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis montana and Wisteria

Clematis and Wisteria can be perfect companions. They can happily share the same arch or trellis, both reaching for the sun. When combined, they often look many times more beautiful than on a standalone basis.

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis montana Grandiflora

Two fragrant and vigorous climbing plants for a spectacular floral display.

A Super Climbing Duo with Clematis x durandii

Combining these two plants together has the benefit of extending their season of interest.

A Super Climbing Duo with Crimson Roses and Purple Clematis

With its rich purple blooms, Clematis Etoile Violette' is a favorite among many gardeners, especially in combination with repeat-flowering climbing Roses. Here this pretty Clematis partners magnificently with the crimson Rose 'Tess of the d'Urbevilles'.

A Super Climbing Trio with Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'

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

A Super Climbing Trio with Clematis and Roses

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

An Easy Plant Combination Idea

Long-lasting and low care!

An Easy Summer Planting Idea with Sage and Ornamental Grasses

This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate in order to be enjoyed at home.

An Elegant Front Garden

This spectacular front yard is a beautiful marriage of colors, shapes and textures. These creative plantings raise interest and confer a rich and casual elegance to the area.

An Eye-Catching Border Idea with colorful Allium and Euphorbia

Create long-lasting, pleasing contrasts in your garden. Combine the showy, bright greenish-yellow flowers of Euphorbia palustris (Marsh Spurge) with the attractive, burnt orange flowers and red-tinged leaves of Euphorbia griffithii 'Fern Cottage' (Spurge). Fairly easy to re-create, deer and rabbit resistant and low maintenance!

An Eye-Catching Mediterranean Garden with Agave, Aloe and Pincushion

This drought resistant Mediterranean garden is low maintenance and requires little water to thrive. The plants consist of south US natives, succulents and drought-hardy plants from the Southern Hemisphere, laid out in broad drifts of striking colors and textures.

An Outstanding Spring Border Idea with 2 Magnificent Alliums

A striking and easy late spring to early summer border!

Bouquets of Blues & Whites

Easy to grow, elegant and attractive in late spring or early summer!

Convert A Dull Spot Into A Dream Place

Need to get rid of a dull wall or boring area of your yard? Why don't you try this?

Eye Catching Retaining Walls and Staircases

A colorful, vibrant, yet low maintenance way to ornate your walls, staircases or raised beds

My Beautiful Zen Garden

This warm and eye-catching gravel garden is a showstopper with its incredible mix of color co-ordinated foliage plants. A simple but dramatic combination of deer resistant and low-care plants which never fail to make a strong statement, whether in pots, on the patio, in a courtyard, or rising from the border.

Playa La Vista

This small condo backyard, originally a steep hill and not a useable space, has been beautifully terraced by Pat Brodie Landscape Design with stone and includes succulents, seasonal color, and drought tolerant plants.

Soft Autumn Colors

Extend the flowering season of your garden from summer to fall with this harmonious and serene-looking combination of late bloomers

Softening Path Edges With Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans or Bugleweed has been selected here by Arthur Lathouris, an Australian award-winning landscape designer, to soften the path edges leading visitors to the house through the front garden and around the back garden.