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Mid-Atlantic

Selecting plants suited to the Mid-Atlantic climate will be a key step to success.

Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones).

The Mid-Atlantic region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5 through 7 and in AHS Heat Zones 3 through 6. Stretching over a long expanse of territory, the Mid-Atlantic states are home to a wide range of weather and climate. However, generally speaking, this region enjoys 4 distinct seasons characterized by mild springs, hot and humid summers along the coast, but cooler in the mountains, mild falls, and chilly winters with some snow.

If you know your hardiness zone and heat zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




Allium moly (Lily Leek)

Would you have ever thought that Alliums could display clusters of golden yellow flowers? Allium moly ((Lily Leek) does, and it does it superbly and profusely!

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Allium neapolitanum (Ornamental Onion)

Fragrant, sparkling flowers! Allium neapolitanum is a beautiful, profusely-flowering ornamental onion with sweetly-scented clusters of white, star-shaped flowers forming umbels atop narrow, green leaves.

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Allium nigrum (Ornamental Onion)

Attractive flat-topped creamy flower heads! Despite its name, Allium nigrum is a white flowering onion, featuring creamy-white or pale lilac flat clusters of starry silvery florets with a green center.

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Allium oreophilum (Pink Lily Leek)

Allium oreophilum (Pink Lily Leek) is a compact, hardy bulb with delicate, loose umbels of rosy reddish-pink, star-shaped flowers adorned with darker midveins. The blossoms are mounted on wiry gray-mauve stems and rise above narrow, semi-erect, gray-green leaves.

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Allium Rosenbachianum (Showy Persian Onion)

Blooming about two weeks earlier than the other large Alliums, Allium rosenbachianum (Showy Persian Onion) is a bulbous perennial with large, rounded umbels, 4 in. across (10 cm), packed with up to 50 deep-purple, star-shaped flowers adorned with prominent, white stamens.

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Allium roseum (Rosy Garlic)

Alium Roseum is a beautiful sight with its elegant, exquisitely-scented clusters of pale to rich pink, star-shaped flowers forming umbels up to 3 in. wide (7 cm).

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Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Great for spicing up salads or edging borders! Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are cultivated both for their culinary uses and their ornamental value.

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Allium schubertii (Ornamental Onion)

Grown for its unique and attractive display of loose, star-shaped, rose-purple flowers that bloom in giant, spherical umbels in late spring.

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Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy' (Ornamental Allium)

Reminiscent of swirling eddies of water, Allium senescens 'Blue Eddy' is a bulbous perennial forming a very compact clump of elegantly swirling, blue-gray to gray-green leaves. In late summer to early fall, profuse, rounded umbels, 1.5 in. across (4 cm), tightly packed with pale lilac pink flowers are borne atop leafless stems just above the attractive foliage. The flowers are both long lasting and excellent as cut flowers. A charming addition to the rock or herb gardens.

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Allium senescens (German Garlic)

Allium senescens (German Garlic) is a bulbous herbaceous perennial which forms a tuft of twisted, grassy-looking, green leaves and produces up to 30 fragrant round balls of soft pink-lilac flowers atop upright stems in mid to late summer. Lasting for several weeks, they attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Allium sphaerocephalon (Drumstick Allium)

Adds interest and movement to the border with its dense egg-shaped flower heads atop straight and slender stems, delicately turning from green to purple as they mature.

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Allium stipitatum 'White Giant' (Ornamental Onion)

One of the tallest white Alliums, Allium 'White Giant' features huge globes, 6-8 in. wide (15-20 cm), densely packed with hundreds of snow-white flowers adorned with emerald green eyes. They are borne atop sturdy, upright stems and rise above the foliage of upright, strap-shaped, glossy green leaves.

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Allium unifolium (Oneleaf Onion)

Allium Unifolium (Oneleaf Onion) is a compact perennial with delicate clusters of up to 30 fairly large, star-shaped, satiny, rose-pink flowers. The blossoms are borne atop the foliage of short gray-green basal leaves. Blooming in late spring to early summer, this charming Allium spreads freely in the garden without being a pest.

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Allium ursinum (Wild Garlic)

More tolerant of part shade conditions than most Aliums, Allium ursinum (Wild Garlic) is a vigorous, bulbous perennial with loose umbels, 2 in. across (5 cm), counting up to 20 star-shaped white flowers. The blossoms are borne on erect, leafless stems and rise above pairs of elliptic, linear, deep green basal leaves. If bruised or crushed, the foliage exudes a strong onion or garlic aroma.

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Alliums (Ornamental Onions)

Alliums are plants of exquisite beauty that deserve a place in perennial gardens. Easy to grow and undemanding, these very ornamental bulbs distinguish themselves by their great diversity in color, inflorescence, flowering height and bloom times. Many species bloom in early summer - just after the spring-flowering period and just before the exuberant full bloom of summer. 

Alocasia 'Portora' (Elephant Ear)

Impressive, Alocasia 'Portora' (Elephant Ear) is a tender perennial boasting enormous ruffled green leaves borne on strong purple stems. They are arrow-shaped at their bases and stand upright, pointing skyward, unlike the leaves of Colocasia which droop and point toward the ground. They can reach up to 4-5 ft. (120-150 cm) in good growing conditions.

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Alstroemeria 'Bali' (Peruvian Lily)

Alstroemeria 'Bali' (Peruvian Lily) is a densely branched, tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of golden-apricot flowers from early summer to fall. Long-lasting, the blossoms are adorned with red splashes and mahogany streaks.

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Alstroemeria 'Butterscotch' (Peruvian Lily)

Ideal to brighten up the garden, Alstroemeria 'Butterscotch' (Peruvian Lily) is a tall, vigorous perennial which produces a profusion of soft pinkish apricot flowers, adorned with yellow throats and dark burgundy streaks. Blooming from early summer to early fall, the eye-catching blossoms rise atop sturdy stems clad with lance-shaped, fresh green leaves.

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Alstroemeria 'Cleo' (Peruvian Lily)

Incredibly striking, Alstroemeria 'Cleo' (Peruvian Lily) is a densely branched, tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of rich purple flowers from early summer to fall. Long-lasting, the blossoms are adorned with pale yellow throats and mahogany streaks.

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Alstroemeria 'Flaming Star' (Peruvian Lily)

Spice up your garden or patio with the spectacular blossoms of Alstroemeria 'Flaming Star' (Peruvian Lily). Free-flowering, this exuberant and vigorous perennial features brilliant orange funnel-shaped flowers that are ideal to brighten up the garden.

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Alstroemeria 'Fougere' (Peruvian Lily)

Alstroemeria 'Fougere' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous perennial that features long-lasting, large, funnel-shaped white flowers, flushed with purple in the throat and adorned with burgundy streaks.

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Alstroemeria 'Inca Ice' (Peruvian Lily)

Hardier than most, Alstroemeria 'Inca Ice' (Peruvian Lily) is a tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of long-lasting, large, funnel-shaped flowers with soft apricot pink and creamy yellow petals, adorned with burgundy streaks. Blooming from early to late summer, this Peruvian Lily is quite vigorous and produces loads of flowers over a long period.

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Alstroemeria 'Inca Joli' (Peruvian Lily)

Hardy, Alstroemeria 'Inca Joli' (Peruvian Lily) is a tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of long-lasting, large, funnel-shaped, fiery orange-red flowers, adorned with golden throats and burgundy streaks. Blooming from late spring to late summer, this Peruvian Lily is quite vigorous and produces loads of flowers over a long period.

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Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' (Peruvian Lily)

Exotic looking, Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous perennial with coppery-orange and golden-yellow flowers that are ideal to brighten up the garden. Adorned with dark burgundy streaks, the eye-catching flowers bloom profusely for weeks above a handsome foliage of lance-shaped, rich bronze leaves.

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