Hardiness Zones / 8
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 8 is between 10°F and 20°F or -12.2°C and -6.7°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 8 and create the garden of your dreams!
3 Charming Beauties For Your Spring Borders
Easy to replicate at home!
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 Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Asters, Verbena and Grasses
Summer might be over, but the gardening season is not as evidenced by this beautiful late-summer garden which marries small and medium-sized plants with great fall colors. You can easily replicate it in your own garden.
A Beautiful Fall Border Idea with Dahlias, Verbena and Grasses
Very attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies and birds, this interesting planting combination reveals its splendor, season after season.
A Beautiful Lawn Idea with Chionodoxa, Anemone Blanda & Muscari Azureum
A lovely way of 'coloring' a lawn in early-mid spring!
A Black & White Spring Border Idea for your Garden
Black & white!
A Breathtaking Duo
Great for small gardens, borders, containers or in a vase!
A Brightly Colored Path
Awash with color, these terracota slab stones steps are closely adorned with Verbena 'Homestead Purple' (Verbena Canadensis), a vigorous, award-winning perennial that blooms its heart out in a profuse display of rich, bright purple blossoms from late spring
A Brilliant Summer Border Idea with Crocosmia, Agapanthus and Grasses
Easy to re-create in your garden, this planting is care-free and uses little water.
A Brilliant Summer Border Idea with Crocosmia, Dahlia and Canna Lilies
Set your garden border ablaze for weeks from midsummer to fall with 3 outstanding plants: Crocosmia, Dahlia and Canna.
A Captivating Perennial Planting with Rudbeckia, Salvia, Verbena and Antirrhinum
A long-lasting summer border with just a few ingredients for a captivating result.
A Casual and Impressionistic Planting Combination
A scenery that reminds of Monet's Poppy Field in Argenteuil, where colorful blobs of paint start from a sprinkling of poppies. This casual and impressionistic planting combination is fairly easy to re-create and requires little maintenance.
A Casual Border with Poppies, Tickseed and Mullein
This prairie-style planting combines easy-to-grow annuals and perennials in an exuberant 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 Charming Border Idea with Allium, Nepeta & Grasses
Create stunning, easy care and long-lasting border combinations like this one. Inspired from prairie planting, this modern and natural planting combines the rich, cool purple flower spikes of Catmint 'Six Hills Giant' (Nepeta x faassenii) with the billowing blooms of Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa tenuissima), providing an attractive contrast and airiness to this border.
A Charming Border Idea with Alliums, Garden Pinks & Wallflowers
Here is a charming plant combination that can be enjoyed for weeks and is fairly easy to replicate at home. It combines the cheerful and sometimes unusual blossoms of Alliums, Garden Pinks, Sage and Wallflowers for a color explosion from late spring to late summer. Add a few Stonecrops (Sedums) to extend the color fireworks into fall!