Regions / Tropical South
Selecting plants suited to the Tropical 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 Tropical South region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10-11 and in AHS Heat Zones 10 through 12.
Quite colorful, this tropical garden is low maintenance and requires little attention to thrive. Most plants are very architectural and are laid out in a tapestry of striking colors, shapes and textures.
This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate in order to be enjoyed at home. If kept regularly dead-headed, this striking plant combination should last until frost!
Create a beautiful garden with this colorful and long-lasting plant combination idea that will enchant your borders from early summer to fall
This garden is a spectacular tapestry that weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants.
This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate in order to be enjoyed at home. Gloriously teaming up with the brightly colored flower clusters of Lantana camara, are the long arching plumes of Pennisetum setaceum (Purple Fountain Grass) which sway gracefully in the summer breeze. Both plants are drought tolerant, deer resistant, and require very little care.
This desirable and long-lasting summer border is fairly easy to replicate in order to be enjoyed at home.
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.
This eye-catching garden weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants for a long-lasting impact. Color and texture highlight this landscape creation, where bold plants like Agave americana (Century Plant), Dracaena draco (Dragon Tree) or the gigantic Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos flavidus) draw attention with their sculptural forms.