Regions / Lower South
Selecting plants suited to the Lower 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 Lower South region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8 and in AHS Heat Zones 7 through 9.
A simple and easy plant combination to create for a lovely and unforgettable spectacle! Easy to grow and fairly low care, most plants are attractive to butterflies or hummingbirds!
Attractive to butterflies but ignored by deer!
Bringing color before most plants have ventured a leaf above ground, Hellebores (Helleborus) are invaluable additions to the shade garden and provide gardeners with some of the greatest pleasures in winter. But rather than let these charming beauties bloom lonesomely in a bare patch, give them companion plants and layer your plantings for maximum drama.
For a cheerful displayl! Easy to replicate, this bulb combination includes 2 gardener's favorites that will provide a joyful display to cheer you up and impress your neighbors in mid spring!
Tulips are popular for growing with biennials to create attractive shape and color contrasts in spring. Two traditional partners are Wallflowers (Erysimum) and Forget Me Nots (Myosotis) which contribute to easily create superb combinations.
Try tearing your eyes away! Fairly easy to recreate, this planting includes 3 gaily-colored Dahlias, a caramel and gold Helenium (Sneezeweed) and the profuse sunny, fluffy pompons of False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides).
The beauty and diversity of the plants selected for this informal garden will get you to gaze at them all summer long. Easy to grow, they will bloom in succession for a long-lasting floral show.
This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate and includes lovely ingredients. Valued for their soft pink blossoms, Dahlias are beautifully leaping up out of a froth of pure white Ammi visnaga (Toothpick Weed) and gloriously team up with the cheerful blossoms of Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower) and Cosmos.
Sunny colors for the early-mid spring garden!
If you are looking for a colorful, low care and drought tolerant summer border idea, you may want to try this combination of hardy perennials and ornamental grasses. Wonderfully bold, it combines flower colors and shapes to create a spectacular effect.
This plant combination includes 7 gorgeous Daylilies with different flowering seasons for a longer display. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, most plants will enchant you and your garden year after year
Long-lasting and low maintenance! Variety and contrast bring interest to any planting. This colorful plant combination is a perfect example of it
A long-lasting summer border!
Designed for late summer and fall interest, this bold plant combination can be easily replicated in many sunny garden situations. Most plants make excellent cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home. A great way of ending the season with a bang of color!
Long-lasting and low care, this bold plant combination can be easily replicated in many sunny garden situations. All plants are top performers, earning them the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. They also make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home too!
A stunning combination that will make your garden look fantastic!