Hardiness Zones / 11
Based on the minimum ten-year average winter temperatures, plant hardiness zones maps have been progressively developed, first by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the United States and then more or less applied to the rest of the planet. The purpose of these hardiness zones is to identify how well plants will withstand the cold winter temperatures of these zones. The USDA Hardiness Zone Map divides North America into 13 zones. The range of minimum average temperatures for zone 11 is between 40°F and 50°F or +4.4°C and +10°C. If you are planning to buy a shrub, perennial or tree, you need to make sure that this new plant will tolerate year-round conditions in your area. Therefore, to ensure your new acquisition will survive and grow year after year, you will need to compare the hardiness zone of your area with the hardiness zone of your plant.
Browse our selection of garden ideas for Hardiness Zone 11 and create the garden of your dreams!
A Beautiful Duo with Agave 'Blue Flame' and 'Blue Glow'
Simple but stunning, this Mediterranean duo includes two spectacular Agave hybrids. Imagine how gorgeous this duo becomes when backlit by the sun in early morning or late afternoon!
A Brilliant and Low-Care Mediterranean Border
Glowing in the last hours of the day, the small polka-dotted pads of Opuntia microdasys (Bunny Ears) turn a golden color, transforming this water-wise border into a Mediterranean paradise. Terrific at adding texture, color, and shape to the landscape, all these plants look good year-round, are deer resistant, and drought tolerant and some have even won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
A Colorful and Low Maintenance California Garden
A glorious mix of colors, shapes, and textures for a long-lasting impact. Blooming over a long season extending from late spring to fall, bright red and pink Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos) cheerfully contrast with the evergreen ground-hugging Blue Chalk Stick (Senecio mandraliscae) and the incredibly elegant Agave demestiana 'Variegata'.
A Colorful Succulent Garden
This tapestry garden weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants for a long-lasting impact. Color and texture highlight this landscape creation, where the focus was laid on foliage, and blooms regarded as a bonus.
A Fabulous Mediterranean Border
This warm and eye-catching Mediterranean border is a real delight!
A Great Looking and Low-Care Mediterranean Border
Tolerant of extreme heat and cold, all these plants are low-care, water-wise, drought tolerant, and they look great year-round.
A Long-Lasting Border Idea with Pelargonium, Heliothrope and Senecio
Create a beautiful summer garden with this colorful and long-lasting plant combination idea that will enchant your hanging baskets, window boxes and raised beds for weeks from spring to fall. Bright pink Ivy Geraniums (Pelargonium peltatum) are beautifully combined with heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens) and Dusty Miller (Jacobaea maritima) to create a terrific summer border jostling for your attention week after week.
A Long-Lasting Border Idea with Tradescantia and Coleus
Create a beautiful summer garden with this colorful and long-lasting planting idea that will enchant your beds and borders, hanging baskets or containers for months. Easy to grow, low maintenance, most plants are recipients of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
A Long-Lasting Summer Garden Idea with Marigold and Sage
This summer garden idea combines easy-to-grow annuals and perennials in a pretty mix of forms and colors. All plants are deer-resistant, drought-tolerant, and low maintenance. Most make lovely fresh bouquets to be enjoyed at home!
A Mediterranean Raised Bed Idea
These blue and silver plants show to advantage against the stucco wall of this retaining wall. All plants are evergreen, drought-tolerant and deer resistant.
A Pretty Container Idea with Sea Lavender and Lotus
An eye-catching idea for your summer containers. All plants are evergreen, drought-tolerant and deer resistant.
A Ravishing Zen Garden
Dreaming of a Zen garden, love succulents and want drama in your small yard? Not a problem! This project is a great example of what can be accomplished with limited space.
A Simple and Low-Care Mediterranean Border
In this water-wise border, the ravishing blue-gray rosettes of Agave ovatifolia (Whale's Tongue Agave) are interplanted with the smaller bright green rosettes of Aloe nobilis (Golden Toothed Aloe). All these plants are low-care, drought tolerant, and they look great year-round.
A Sparkling and Low Maintenance Garden
As if studded with diamonds, Elegia tectorum provides a charming backdrop to the incredibly elegant Agave demestiana 'Variegata' and the evergreen ground-hugging Blue Chalk Stick (Senecio mandraliscae).
A Sparkling Mediterranean Garden with Aloe, Aeonium and Palms
Quite colorful, this desert garden is low maintenance and requires little water to thrive. Looking good all year-round, most of these plants change color over the seasons for a renewed appeal.