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!
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.
Easy to re-create in your garden, this planting is care-free and uses little water.
Set your garden border ablaze for weeks from midsummer to fall with 3 outstanding plants: Crocosmia, Dahlia and Canna.
A long-lasting summer border with just a few ingredients for a captivating result.
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!
Try tearing your eyes away!
Attractive to butterflies but ignored by deer!