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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.




Alstroemeria 'Mars' (Peruvian Lily)

Exotic looking, Alstroemeria 'Mars' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous perennial with fiery scarlet flowers that are ideal to brighten up the garden. Their inner petals are adorned with dark burgundy streaks and the upper two enjoy a golden-yellow flash.

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Alstroemeria 'Mauve Majesty' (Peruvian Lily)

Hardy, Alstroemeria 'Mauve Majesty' (Peruvian Lily) is a tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of long-lasting, large, funnel-shaped, bright mauve pink flowers, adorned with a creamy yellow throat and burgundy streaks.

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Alstroemeria 'Prima Donna' (Peruvian Lily)

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

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Alstroemeria 'Princess Amina' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Princess Amina' (Peruvian Lily) is a densely branched, tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of bright orange flowers, borne from early summer into fall. Long-lasting, the blossoms are adorned with a yellow throat and dark red markings on their inner petals. 

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Alstroemeria 'Princess Ariane' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Princess Ariane' (Peruvian Lily) is a densely branched, tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of butter yellow flowers, borne from early summer into fall. Long-lasting, the blossoms are adorned with showy rosy blushes and dark mahogany markings on their inner petals.

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Alstroemeria 'Princess Diana' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Princess Diana' (Peruvian Lily) is a densely branched, tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of bright yellow flowers, borne from early summer into fall. Long-lasting, the blossoms are adorned with rose-pink stripes and burgundy streaks on their inner petals.

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Alstroemeria 'Princess Eliane' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Princess Eliane' (Peruvian Lily) is a densely branched, tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of bright pink flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), borne from early summer into fall. Long-lasting, the blossoms are adorned with a yellow throat and burgundy streaks on their inner petals.

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Alstroemeria 'Princess Fabiana' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Princess Fabiana' (Peruvian Lily) is a densely branched, tuberous perennial with creamy-white variegated, lance-shaped leaves and a profusion of creamy-white flowers borne from early summer into fall.

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Alstroemeria 'Princess Ivana' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Princess Ivana' (Peruvian Lily) is a densely branched, tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of rosy pink flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), borne from early summer into fall. Long-lasting, the blossoms are adorned with a yellow throat and burgundy streaks on their inner petals.

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Alstroemeria 'Princess Louise' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Princess Louise' (Peruvian Lily) is a densely branched, tuberous perennial with lance-shaped, dark green leaves and a profusion of purplish pink flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm), borne from early summer into fall. Long-lasting, the blossoms are adorned with a yellow throat and burgundy streaks on their inner petals.

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Alstroemeria 'Princess Mathilde' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free-flowering, Alstroemeria 'Princess Mathilde' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous perennial that features large peachy-orange flowers flecked with burgundy. Grows up to 10-14 in. tall (25-35 cm)

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Alstroemeria 'Saturne' (Peruvian Lily)

Cheerful and exotic looking, Alstroemeria 'Saturne' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous perennial with warm coral-pink flowers, interestingly heart-shaped at their tips. Their inner petals are adorned with dark burgundy streaks and a bright golden-yellow flash.

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Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

An essential component of many bouquets thanks to their long vase life (over 2 weeks), Peruvian Lilies (Alstroemeria) are striking beauties that also deserve a spot outdoors.

Alstroemeria aurea (Peruvian Lily)

One of the hardiest Peruvian Lilies, Alstroemeria aurea is a tuberous perennial with terminal clusters of small, brilliant orange or golden-yellow, orchid-like flowers, often adorned with spotting and streaking.

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Alstroemeria Inticancha 'Antarctica' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Inticancha Antarctica' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous dwarf perennial that features long-lasting, crisp white flowers adorned with burgundy streaks.

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Alstroemeria Inticancha 'Magic White' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Inticancha Magic White' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous dwarf, tuberous perennial boasting long-lasting, white flowers adorned with soft pink and yellow splashes, burgundy streaks and long, rosy-red stamens.

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Alstroemeria Inticancha 'Sunlight' (Peruvian Lily)

Compact and free flowering, Alstroemeria 'Inticancha Sunlight' (Peruvian Lily) is a vigorous dwarf perennial that features long-lasting, creamy-yellow flowers adorned with burgundy streaks.

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Amaranthus cruentus 'Velvet Curtains' (Purple Amaranth)

Exotic-looking, award-winning Amaranthus cruentus 'Velvet Curtains' is a vigorous annual or biennial plant with erect, dark crimson plumes and stunning, ovate, red colored foliage. It enjoys an upright, bushy habit and helps create dramatic mixed borders. Great for the back of the border or as a filler, its long-lasting flower spikes make excellent cut flowers that are prized by florists for their beauty. 

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Amaryllis 'Alfresco' (Hippeastrum)

Amaryllis 'Alfresco' will take your breath away. How not to be mesmerized by this stunning beauty with large, fully double (almost triple!), pure white flowers, 6 in. across (15 cm), resembling peonies and adorned with a delightful chartreuse throat?

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Amaryllis 'Aphrodite' (Hippeastrum)

Named after the Greek goddess of love, Amaryllis, 'Aphrodite' (Hippeastrum) is a graceful beauty with huge, white, double flowers, up to 9 in. across (22 cm), delicately brushed with blush-pink on the petal tips and adorned with blood-red thin margins. Each flower is packed with 13-17 broad tepals and 3-10 petaloids.

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Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom' (Hippeastrum)

Award-winning Amaryllis 'Apple Blossom' (Hippeastrum), an old-time favorite, is a real knockout with its large, funnel-shaped, white flowers, up to 7 in. across (17 cm), delicately brushed with soft pink. Long-lasting, they are adorned with an extensive bright green throat lined with a ring of red dots. Introduced in 1954, this large flowering Amaryllis is one of the most popular pink Amaryllis.

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Amaryllis 'Athene' (Hippeastrum)

Brightening up any home during winter, Amaryllis 'Athene' is quite fascinating with its large, frilly edged, pure white flowers, up to 7 in. across (17 cm), adorned with a vivid lime-green throat.

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Amaryllis 'Benfica' (Hippeastrum)

Attention-seeking with its regal blooms, Amaryllis 'Benfica' (Hippeastrum) features large, rich blood-red, velvety flowers, up to 8 in. across (19 cm), adorned with a lovely sheen towards the throat.

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Amaryllis 'Blossom Peacock' (Hippeastrum)

Slightly fragrant, Amaryllis 'Blossom Peacock' (Hippeastrum) is a stunning beauty with large, white, fully double flowers, up to 7 in. across (17 cm), delicately touched with rosy-pink along the edges. The pretty blossoms are packed with 15-18 tepals and up to 2 petaloid stamens. A magnificent double flowering Amaryllis noted for the exquisitely proportioned and perfectly sculptured blooms.

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