Guides by Region: Mid-Atlantic Guides
In your area, you may be able to grow many of the tropical and other marginally hardy plants by planting in warmer 'micro-climates' protected from exposure to wind and extreme cold.
Wondering which English rose cultivars have proven reliably hardy and entirely worth growing in Mid-Atlantic gardens?
Perennial flowers are fabulous additions to our gardens. When carefully selected, waves after waves of colorful blooms will be enjoyed in your Mid-Atlantic garden from spring to fall. Reliable plants, they come back stronger and bigger when winter turns to spring, ready to start another spectacular show.
Selecting the right perennial plant that will thrive in such inhospitable locations might be challenging for Mid-Atlantic gardeners. If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy perennial plants that will sail through the challenges of the seasons in the Mid-Atlantic region, you may want to consider these top performing perennial varieties.
Plant one of these shrubs or small trees and enjoy a spectacular display from late summer through winter. They all possess brightly colored fruits and are an excellent way to brighten the drab winter garden, turning sorry spots into beautiful focal points.
The following is a list of Azaleas and Rhododendrons recognized as proven performers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Most of them have received the Rhododendron of the Year Award of the American Rhododendron Society.
Shade gardens can appear like a planting challenge for some gardeners. They might not be aware of the wide variety of gorgeous shade-loving plants that will thrive in filtered light or deep shade.
Deservedly popular, Hydrangeas are easy-care, long-lived, deciduous shrubs with magnificent flowers which show off in gardens, containers or in vases around our living areas. Amazingly versatile, Hydrangeas bloom throughout summer and into fall, providing long-lasting color when many shrubs are already fading. The following is a list of Hydrangeas recognized as proven performers in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Crabapples are susceptible to four major diseases (apple scab, fire blight, cedar-apple rust, powder mildew), which can cause early defoliation, disfigurement and weakening of trees. Powdery mildew is a problem in the Middle Atlantic region. Here is a list of varieties and cultivars that consistently perform well in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a non profit association founded in 1938 for the purpose of evaluating rose varieties and promoting exceptional roses. For more than 60 years, AARS has been testing roses on the basis of color, form, fragrance, floral impact, habit, vigor, foliage, disease resistance, repeat bloom, aging quality and novelty.
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