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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.




Achillea (Yarrow)

Achillea is valued for its pleasantly fragrant, feathery foliage and its long-lasting, conspicuous, flat umbel flowers. Vital ingredient of herbaceous borders or prairie plantings, Achillea blooms for weeks from late spring to late summer, in a wide range of colors

Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate' (Yarrow)

One of the tallest Yarrows, award-winner Achillea filipendulina 'Gold Plate' exhibits masses of long-lasting, impressive golden yellow umbels, up to 6 in. wide (15 cm), atop a very attractive fern-like semi-evergreen foliage which has a spicy aroma when crushed.

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Achillea millefolium 'Apricot Delight' (Yarrow)

A unique color! Good-looking, compact, bushy and heat loving, Achillea millefolium 'Apricot Delight' is a stunning Yarrow with its masses of long-lasting flower clusters in various shades of pink, from palest apricot to near red.

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Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen' (Yarrow)

Weeks of cheerful blossoms! If you are looking for abundant blooms in shades of magenta for weeks of summer color, Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen' is what you need.

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Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' (Yarrow)

A vigorous, striking variety! Achillea millefolium 'Paprika' is a stunning sight with its long-lasting, conspicuous, large clusters of bright red flowers fading delicately to light pink and creamy yellow as they age.

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Achillea millefolium 'Pink Grapefruit' (Yarrow)

From deep rose to creamy pink! Good-looking, compact, bushy and heat loving, Achillea millefolium 'Pink Grapefruit' is a stunning Yarrow with its masses of long-lasting clusters of bright deep rose flowers fading delicately to creamy pink as they age.

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Achillea millefolium 'Pomegranate' (Yarrow)

Good-looking, compact, bushy and heat loving, Achillea millefolium 'Pomegranate' is a stunning Yarrow with its masses of long-lasting clusters of rich velvety red flowers which immediately catch the eye. Its pleasantly aromatic, semi-evergreen, green fern-like foliage is disease resistant and nicely compliments the cheerful flat umbel flowers.

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Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' (Yarrow)

Good-looking, compact, bushy and heat loving, Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' is a stunning Yarrow with its masses of long-lasting clusters of bright, non fading, rich red flowers on tall stems.

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Achillea millefolium 'Saucy Seduction' (Yarrow)

Good-looking, compact, bushy and heat loving, Achillea millefolium 'Saucy Seduction' is a stunning Yarrow with its masses of long-lasting clusters of rose-pink flowers with tiny white centers.

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Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction' (Yarrow)

Achillea millefolium 'Strawberry Seduction' is a stunning Yarrow with its masses of long-lasting clusters of rich velvety red flowers with bright gold centers. Its pleasantly aromatic, green fern-like foliage is disease resistant and nicely compliments the cheerful flat umbel flowers.

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Achillea millefolium 'Summer Pastels' (Yarrow)

With a soft palette of pastel colored flowers, Achillea millefolium 'Summer Pastels' is a stunning Yarrow with masses of long-lasting flower clusters, up to 8 in. wide (20 cm), in glorious shades of red, pink, yellow, orange, salmon, lilac, purple and white.

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Achillea millefolium (White Yarrow)

Achillea millefolium (White Yarrow) is a graceful perennial wildflower which produces an abundance of huge, flat clusters, 5 in. across (12 cm), packed with 20-25 creamy-white flowers.

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Achillea sibirica subsp. camschatica 'Love Parade' (Yarrow)

Native to Siberia, Achillea sibirica subsp. camschatica 'Love Parade' (Yarrow) is an upright, tufted, perennial with large umbels of soft pink flowers with pale yellow stamens from early summer to early fall. Attractive to butterflies, the charming blossoms rise atop an equally attractive foliage of bright green, almost shiny, leathery, dark green, lance-shaped leaves. Good-looking, compact, bushy and heat loving, this eye-catching beauty enlivens any sunny corner of the garden.

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Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii' (Monkshood)

Blooming later than most Aconitum species, award-winning Aconitum carmichaelii 'Arendsii'(Monkshood) is an erect, tuberous perennial with dense spires of rich azure-blue flowers in early to mid fall. Its hooded flowers resemble the hood worn by medieval monks, hence the common names of monkshood. They are borne atop thick, rigid stems clad with a handsome foliage of deeply divided, leathery, dark green leaves.

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Aconitum napellus (Monkshood)

Native to Western and Central Europe, Aconitum napellus brings showy, densely packed spikes of deep purplish-blue flowers and attractive foliage in the shade garden.

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Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' (Variegated Sweet Flag)

Ideal for wet areas, Acorus calamus 'Variegatus' (Variegated Sweet Flag) is an attractive herbaceous perennial forming a tuft of gracefully arching, narrow, sword-shaped leaves adorned with creamy-white and green stripes. Often displaying a nice pink tinge in cold weather, the foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised.

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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag)

Ideal for wet areas, Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (Golden Variegated Sweet Flag) is a semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial forming an attractive tuft of gracefully arching, narrow, sword-shaped, golden-yellow leaves adorned with olive green stripes. The foliage is sweetly fragrant when bruised and evergreen in mild winter areas.

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Actaea pachypoda (White Baneberry)

Perfect for shade gardens, Actaea pachypoda (White Baneberry) is an herbaceous perennial forming clumps of finely divided, bright green foliage, enhanced by dense, globular clusters of small fluffy white flowers in late spring and early summer.

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Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh)

Striking all summer long, award-winning Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh) is a beautiful perennial with deep green, finely divided foliage, enhanced by gracefully arching wands of fragrant white flowers in late summer and fall. The blooms are packed in fluffy spikes, up to 2 ft. long (60 cm), which rise well above the foliage, and mature into attractive seed pods.

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Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' (Baneberry)

Striking all summer long, Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike' (Baneberry) is a beautiful perennial with chocolate-purple, finely divided foliage, enhanced by gracefully arching wands of fragrant pink flowers in late summer and fall. Raspberry-pink in bud, opening to pale pink, the heavily scented flowers are packed in fluffy spikes along black waving stems.

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Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Black Negligee' (Baneberry)

Rich of an exotic perfume of grape and jasmine, Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee' (Baneberry) is a herbaceous perennial prized for its finely-divided, near-black leaves and eye-catching flower spikes. Standing out in late summer to early fall, attractive, dark stemmed fluffy spires, packed with deliciously fragrant creamy-white flowers adorned with a purple tinge, gracefully bob and sway in the breeze.

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Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Brunette' (Baneberry)

Striking all summer long, award-winning Actaea simplex 'Brunette' (Baneberry) is a beautiful perennial with purple black, finely divided foliage, enhanced by gracefully arching wands of fragrant white flowers in late summer and fall. Purple-pink in bud, opening to white, the heavily scented flowers are packed in fluffy spikes along black waving stems. 'Brunette' provides interest for months.

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Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'Hillside Black Beauty' (Baneberry)

Striking all summer long, award-winning Actaea simplex 'Hillside Black Beauty' (Baneberry) is a beautiful perennial with dark reddish-purple, finely divided foliage, enhanced by gracefully arching wands of scented, pale pink flowers in late summer and fall. Their strong fragrance is reminiscent of summer phlox and ripe purple grapes.

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Actaea simplex (Atropurpurea Group) 'James Compton' (Baneberry)

Opening from pink buds in late summer to early fall, attractive, purple stemmed fluffy spires, packed with deliciously fragrant white flowers with a pink tinge, gracefully bob and sway in the breeze

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