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!
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!
Glowing in the last hours of the day, the small polka-dotted pads of Opuntia microdasys (Bunny Ears) warm up to 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, drought tolerant and some have even won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
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 (Anigozanthus) cheerfully contrast with the evergreen ground-hugging Blue Chalk Stick (Senecio mandraliscae) and the incredibly elegant Agave demestiana 'Variegata'.
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.
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.
An eye-catching idea for your summer containers. All plants are evergreen, drought-tolerant and deer resistant.
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.
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.
Quite colorful, this Mediterranean garden provides visual impact in the front yard of this California home. Looking good all year-round, all these plants are drought tolerant.