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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.




Vitis 'Black Spanish' (Grape Vine)

Good for warmer climates, Vitis 'Black Spanish' is a labrusca grape variety boasting large clusters of small black grapes in late summer to early fall. Firm and sweet, the grapes are juicy and perfect for wine, juice and jelly.

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Vitis 'Boskoop Glory' (Grape Vine)

Cold-hardy and one of the finest dessert wine varieties, award-winning Vitis 'Boskoop Glory' is a vigorous deciduous climbing shrub or vine producing sweet and aromatic black grapes.

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Vitis 'Brant' (Grape Vine)

Cold-hardy and highly decorative, award-winning Vitis 'Brant' is a large, vigorous deciduous climbing shrub or vine producing sweet and aromatic black grapes. They can be eaten fresh from the vine or used for making a decent wine.

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Vitis 'Brianna' (Grape Vine)

Cold-hardy, Vitis 'Brianna' produces large clusters of greenish gold grapes in early fall. The flavor is fruity with hints of grapefruit and pineapple when fully ripe. Perfect as a juice grape or as a light, semi-sweet table wine. A vigorous deciduous shrub, 'Brianna' is self-pollinating but will benefit from pollination with another variety. Good disease resistance and tolerance of temperature extremes.

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Vitis 'Canadice' (Grape Vine)

Vitis 'Canadice' is a seedless labrusca grape variety boasting compact clusters of small red grapes in late summer. Firm and sweet, the grapes are juicy, with a touch of spiciness, and perfect for fresh eating, jams and jellies. A deciduous shrub with large, three-lobed green leaves, 'Canadice' is self-pollinating, productive and more winter hardy than most seedless grapes.

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Vitis 'Catawba' (Grape Vine)

A leading grape for American wines and champagnes, Vitis 'Catawba' is a vigorous labrusca grape variety boasting ample sized clusters of copper-red, seedless grapes in early fall. Firm and sweet, the grapes are juicy, with a musky flavor and equally perfect for table grape, jams and jellies.

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Vitis 'Itasca' (Grape Vine)

Bred for use in cold climates, Vitis 'Itasca' produces compact clusters of golden grapes in early fall. The fruit enjoys moderately low acidity levels and high sugar levels at maturity, producing a dry white wine that is light yellow to straw in color and has aromas of pear, quince, violet, melon, minerals, and subtle honey notes. A deciduous shrub with large, three-lobed green leaves, 'Itasca' exhibits excellent disease and insect resistance. This is the fifth cold-hardy wine grape released by the University of Minnesota.

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Vitis 'King of the North' (Grape Vine)

Cold-hardy, Vitis 'King of the North' is a Labrusca grape variety boasting large clusters of medium to small, dark blue berries in early fall. Juicy and tart, it is perfect for juice, jelly or eating fresh. A very vigorous deciduous shrub, 'King of the North' is self-pollinating, productive and highly disease resistant.

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Vitis 'Mars Seedless' (Grape Vine)

Cold-hardy, Vitis 'Mars Seedless' is a vigorous seedless grape variety that produces medium-sized, compact clusters of dark blue grapes in late summer and early fall. Firm and sweet, the grapes are slipskin (having a tough skin that separates readily from the pulpy flesh), juicy, nicely flavored and perfect for eating, jams, jellies, wine and juice.

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Vitis 'Regent' (Grape Vine)

Noted for its pretty fall colors and the quality of its wine or fresh grapes, Vitis 'Regent' is a deciduous climbing shrub or vine producing sweet blue-black grapes early in the season. They can be eaten fresh from the vine or used for making wine.

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Vitis 'Reliance' (Grape Vine)

Cold-hardy and vigorous, Vitis 'Reliance' is a vigorous seedless grape variety that produces medium-sized clusters of glossy red grapes early in the season. Firm and sweet, the grapes are juicy, nicely flavored and perfect for eating right off the vine.

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Vitis coignetiae (Crimson Glory Vine)

Vigorous and strong-growing, award-winning Vitis coignetiae (Crimson Glory Wine) is a large deciduous climbing vine noted for its incredibly decorative foliage.

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Vitis labrusca 'Concord' (Grape Vine)

Cold-hardy and robust, Vitis labrusca 'Concord' is regarded as the standard of excellence for blue-black American grapes. This vigorous seedless grape variety produces medium-sized clusters of glossy, juicy, blue-black grapes in late mid-season.

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Vitis labrusca 'Niagara' (Grape Vine)

Highly popular, Vitis labrusca 'Niagara' is a vigorous grape variety boasting large clusters of greenish-white, seedless grapes in late summer and early fall. Firm and sweet, the grapes are juicy, sweet with a tangy flavor. 'Niagara' is considered to be a good grape for sweet white wines, fresh table grapes, jams, juices or jellies.

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Vitis vinifera 'Pinot Meunier' (Grape Vine)

Widely grown in France, Vitis vinifera 'Pinot Meunier' is used to produce champagne, sparkling wines and rose wines. It resembles Pinot noir and is noted for its rich purple-black fruits and distinctive white downy leaves. It is among the most winter hardy of the red Pinot wines.

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Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea' (Grape Vine)

Cold-hardy and highly decorative, award-winning Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea' is a vigorous deciduous climbing vine noted for its remarkable foliage.

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Weigela 'Florida Variegata'

An excellent landscape choice, Weigela 'Florida Variegata' is a compact deciduous shrub noted for its handsome variegated foliage and pink flowers. Emerging in early spring, narrowly ovate, mid-green leaves line the gracefully arching branches.

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Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby'

Weigela florida 'Bristol Ruby' is a deciduous shrub of upright habit with narrowly ovate, dark green leaves. In late spring to early summer, showy, ruby-red flowers are produced in great quantities and literally cover the foliage. This plant may flower sporadically during the summer into fall. The bell-shaped flowers are adored by hummingbirds. Easy to grow, this flowering shrub is the perfect choice for as a specimen plant, for shrub borders or flowering hedges.

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Weigela florida 'Ghost'

Weigela florida 'Ghost ' is a deciduous shrub noted for its striking chartreuse foliage of narrowly ovate leaves that turn iridescent butter-yellow as the summer progresses. In spring, showy, red-pink flowers are produced in great quantities and literally cover the shrub. This plant will flower sporadically on current season's growth during the summer into fall. The trumpet-like flowers are adored by hummingbirds. Easy to grow, this flowering shrub is the perfect choice for as a specimen plant, for shrub borders or containers.

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Weigela florida 'My Monet Sunset'

Grown primarily for its brilliant foliage, Weigela florida 'My Monet Sunset' is a dwarf, compact, deciduous shrub of rounded habit, noted for its tricolored variegation. Emerging in spring, narrowly ovate, gently rippled leaves line the gracefully arching branches. Adorned with sage green in their center, bright pink and creamy-yellow edges, they warm up to attractive shades of gold and reds in the fall. In spring to early summer, soft rosy-pink flowers will occasionally be produced.

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Weigela florida 'My Monet'

Weigela florida 'My Monet' is a dwarf, compact, deciduous shrub of rounded habit, noted for its handsome variegated foliage and pink flowers. Emerging in spring, narrowly ovate, sage green leaves line the gracefully arching branches. They are adorned with creamy-white edges, some pink flushing, all with a fine pink ribbon along their edges. In spring to early summer, the shrub is decorated with clusters of funnel-shaped, pink flowers. Blooming may continue sporadically throughout summer.

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Weigela florida 'Sonic Bloom Pearl'

Weigela florida 'Sonic Bloom Pearl' is a striking deciduous shrub noted for its long blooming season. From spring until the first frost, flowers are produced in great quantities and literally cover the foliage of narrowly ovate, bright green leaves. Opening pure white with a yellow throat, the blossoms change to pink, creating a multicolor effect. The trumpet-like flowers are adored by hummingbirds. Deadheading is not necessary for rebloom.

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Weigela florida 'Sonic Bloom Pink'

Weigela florida 'Sonic Bloom Pink' is a striking deciduous shrub noted for its long blooming season. From spring until the first frost, hot pink flowers are produced in great quantities and literally cover the foliage of narrowly ovate, bright green leaves.The trumpet-like flowers are adored by hummingbirds. Deadheading is not necessary for rebloom. Easy to grow, this flowering shrub is perfect to add a splash of cheerful color in the sunny border.

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Weigela florida 'Sonic Bloom Pure Pink'

Weigela florida 'Sonic Bloom Pure Pink' is a striking deciduous shrub noted for its long blooming season. From spring until the first frost, large, showy, clear pink flowers are produced in great quantities and literally cover the foliage of narrowly ovate, bright green leaves. The trumpet-like flowers are adored by hummingbirds. Deadheading is not necessary for rebloom. Easy to grow, this flowering shrub is the perfect choice for a flowering hedge or a backdrop to any sunny garden.

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