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 border of Asters is an unforgettable spectacle in the fall. Combine them with the graceful silky blossoms of Japanese Anemones, the lavender-purple airy bouquets of Tall Verbena and architectural ornamental grasses such as the lovely Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis) and you will enjoy a delightful color show
A border of Asters is an unforgettable spectacle in the fall. Combine them with glowing Chinese Lanterns (Physalis franchetii) and Butterfly Bushes (Buddleja davidii) and you will enjoy a delightful color show which will enlighten your garden for weeks, from late until frost.
A simple but eye-catching mix realized with 3 favorite perennials for most gardeners which brings cheerful summer notes to the landscape!
How not to marvel at the color, beauty and arrangement of this summer border that can also be enjoyed in early fall
How not to marvel at the sumptuous colors of this perennial combination which can be enjoyed for several weeks in late spring or early summer. Fairly easy to recreate, it includes relatively drought tolerant species such as gaily-colored Tall Bearded Irises, cool purples and blues of Sage, Catmint or Garden Phlox, all splashed with the graceful blossoms of White Flower Lace.
Annual plants bring color and excitement to summer gardens. This desirable and long-lasting border idea is a great example. Easy to replicate in your own sunny garden, this striking plant combination will last for months until frost.
Awash with colors and shapes from early to late summer, this hot border is really fascinating. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and low maintenance, most plants are deer or rabbit resistant and are recipient of prestigious awards.
Electrify your borders in spring!
If you are passionate about vibrant summer color in your garden, this perennial planting may be for you. Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home.
For a striking display!
A jaw-dropping border for your late spring garden!
2 beauties for your late spring garden!
How not to marvel at the color, beauty and arrangement of this summer border which can also be enjoyed from mid summer until fall? Most plants make excellent fresh cut flowers that can be pleasantly enjoyed at home.
Create seductive plant combinations like this one. Easy to grow and drought tolerant, these plants will contribute to a fabulous garden that you will admire day after day, all summer long.
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.