Hardiness Zones / 9
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 9 is between 20°F and 30°F or -6.7°C and -1.1°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 9 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 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 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 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 Californian Retreat
Isn't this spectacular plant combination a real masterpiece with its staggering reddish rosettes of Paddle Plants (Kalanchoe Luciae) providing a strong architectural and exotic presence in this border?
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 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!
A Charming Duo
Two breathtaking beauties for a duo that is easy to re-create at home in borders, containers or in a vase!
A Charming Mediterranean Flagstone Pathway
Who wouldn't want to stroll along this beautiful flagstone pathway? Interspersed with a planned wilderness of Mediterranean plants, its palette of long-lasting pastel colors includes low maintenance and water-wise evergreen perennials.
A Charming Mediterranean Stone Path
Who wouldn't want to stroll along this beautiful and fragrant pathway where clumps of Tulbaghia violacea spring up between the ornamental grass, Stipa tenuissima?
A Charming Summer to Fall Duo: Achillea & Aster
This spectacular pair of perennials will provide weeks of joyful color in your borders from mid-summer to fall.
A Cheerful Border Idea with Liatris, Sedum and Heliopsis
Try tearing your eyes away!
A Cheerful Border Idea with Monarda, Clematis and Artemisia
Attractive to butterflies but ignored by deer!