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Best Spring Bulbs for the South Central Region

Your moderate climate with its mildly cold winters and hot, humid summers, suits most spring-flowering bulbs except for those that have longer cold requirements and drier summer dormancy.

Southeast, Southeast garden, Best David Austin Roses, David Austin Roses for the Southeast, Great Roses, Top Roses, Southeast region, Best David Austin Roses for the South, David Austin Roses for the South

Best David Austin Roses for the Southeast

Wondering which English rose cultivars have proven reliable and entirely worth growing in Southern gardens?

USA Hardiness Zones, Map of Hardiness Zones, hardiness zones, USDA Hardiness Zones, plant hardiness zones, Regional Gardening, Gardening in the USA

Hardiness Zones in the USA

The USDA Hardiness Zone Map divides North America into 13 zones of 10°F each, ranging from -60°F (-51°C) to 70°F (21°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.

Plant Hardiness, Heat Tolerance, Climate Zones, Sunset climate zone, Plant USDA Hardiness, Hardiness zones, Heat zones, AHS Heat zones, Sunset Climate Zones, Sunset Zones, Climate Zones

Plant Hardiness, Heat Tolerance and Climate Zones

A plant's performance is governed by many climate related factors including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind or humidity.

Middle South Hydrangeas, South Hydrangea, South Mophead Hydrangeas, South Lacecap Hydrangeas, South Mountain Hydrangeas, South Oakleaf Hydrangeas

Beautiful Hydrangeas for the Middle South Region

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 Middle South region.

Best Clematis, Middle South, Middle South Gardening, Pink Clematis, Blue Clematis, White Clematis, Red Clematis, Purple Clematis

Great Clematis for the Middle South Region

Here is a list of clematis cultivars and varieties that will reward gardeners in the Middle South region with exceptional floral displays, provided you respect their cultural conditions and site placement

Daffodils for the South, Daffodils for Warm Climates, Daffodils that come back, Best Daffodils, Best Narcissus, Naturalizing Bulbs, perennial Bulbs

Great Daffodils for Southern Gardens

Narcissus (Daffodils) are among the easiest bulbs to grow and regarded as some of the most valuable spring bulbs for the South. Long lived, they naturalize and multiply year after year. Versatile, they offer a fascinating array of flower forms, sizes, and colors.

Lilacs, Lilac for the South, Fragrant Shrubs, Small Shrubs, Syringa vulgaris, Common Lilac, Dwarf Lilacs, Reblooming Lilacs, Heat tolerant Lilacs

Wonderful Lilacs for the Middle South Region

Sadly, not all lilacs are suited to the heat of the south. They often need a long period of winter chill for buds to mature and bloom the following spring. However, some lilac varieties and cultivars bloom well in the Middle South Region.

Malus, Crabapples, Crab Apples, Spring Flowering Trees, Disease resistant Crabapples, spring flowers, pink flowers, White flowers, Fragrant Trees

Best Flowering Crabapples for Southern Gardens

Among the most prized of ornamental trees, flowering crabapples are best known for their spectacular display of magnificent blooms in spring and colorful fall fruit. However, crabapples are susceptible to four major diseases which can cause early defoliation, disfigurement and weakening of trees. Here is a list of varieties and cultivars that consistently perform well in Southern Gardens.

Best Roses, Best Hybrid Tea Roses, Best Floribunda Roses, Best Grandiflora Roses, Best Miniature Roses, Best Climbing Roses, Best Landscape Roses

All America Rose Selections Winners

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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