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Los Angeles Region, Los Angeles Climate, Los Angeles Gardening

Los Angeles Region

Selecting plants suited to the Los Angeles climate is a key step to success.

A plant's performance is governed by many climate related factors including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind or humidity. 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). A more sophisticated approach has been followed by Sunset which defines Climate Zone Maps based not only on hardiness or heat tolerance, but also on precipitations, wind, humidity and various other climate related factors.

Los Angeles Region belongs to Climate Zones 2-3 and 18-24. If you know your climate zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




A Lovely Mediterranean Garden

A wonderful plant palette mixing colors and texture and giving a Mediterranean flavor to this fragrant and low maintenance garden!

A Lovely Mediterranean Path

Adorned with lavender in full bloom on either side, this ravishing gravel path features superb Portugal Laurel trees (Prunus lusitanica) clipped into neat mushroom shapes. Two evergreen companions that offer multi-season interest, beauty, fragrance and enable gardeners from cool winter areas to enjoy the true Mediterranean look in their garden.

A Lovely Prairie Planting Idea with Echinacea, Perovskia and Miss Willmott's Ghost

Fast growing while bumblebees and butterflies dance attendance, all these perennial plants are low maintenance, pest and disease-free, deer and drought tolerant, and make excellent cut flowers.

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Japanese Maples and Flowering Cherry Trees

This colorful garden scene is to be enjoyed over 3 seasons of cheerful pleasure. It reveals the beauty of Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' (Japanese Maple) whose deep purple spring foliage turns fiery orange-red in the fall. It is paired with the highly popular Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree, Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Peonies

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

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Peonies and Irises

A border of mixed herbaceous peonies is always an image of beauty and elegance!

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Peonies, Purple Cranesbill and Loosestrife

This lovely perennial combination will make your garden sing in late spring - early summer. Simple to replicate at home

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Peonies, Roses and Sage

This English-style border brims with gorgeous blooms such as scarlet peonies, soft pastel roses, purple salvias and tall spikes of Digitalis purpurea. More than enough to make the garden sing from late spring to fall.

A Lovely Spring Border Idea with Siberian Irises and Oriental Poppies

This garden bursts with early season color and elegant, frilly flowers. Only two ingredients have been used: Siberian Irises (Iris sibirica) and Oriental Poppies (Papaver orientale). Easy to grow, both these perennial plants require little care while providing a charming floral display.

A Lovely Trio To Try: Mexican Bush Sage, Valerian and Roses

This beautiful trio will add fragrance and long-lasting color in your garden. Drought tolerant, all these plants complement each other in color and serve as a feast for hummingbirds and butterflies.

A Low Care Border Idea for Your Rock Garden

Perfect for rock or gravel gardens, this plant combination includes a mix of succulent and perennial plants, selected for their vivid colors, low care and water needs. Easy to replicate, all plants are deer, rabbit, drought, dry or rocky soil tolerant and most attract nectar-seeking butterflies!

A Low Maintenance Summer Idea for your Borders with Alliums and Grasses

A very interesting border idea for sunny spots of the landscape. Easy to grow and low maintenance, all plants are drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant and virtually pest and disease free. Enjoy!

A Majestic Walkway

This lovely serpentine bluestone path with plantings of different heights, textures and colors, creates a wonderful experience and feeling as we wander along it.

A Much Admired Spring Idea with Allium and Laburnum

Wow! Such a breathtaking plant combination to cheer you up for weeks in late spring - early summer. Easy to replicate, this planting includes 2 award-winning plants.

A Natural Path

A jaw-dropping casual and fragrant gravel path winding across a superb mix of drought resistant and salt friendly plantings

A Pastel Border Idea for Your Spring Garden

This harmonious spring border has been realized with 4 award-winning flowering bulbs.