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Lower South

Selecting plants suited to the Lower South climate is 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 Lower South region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8 and in AHS Heat Zones 7 through 9.

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




Zantedeschia 'Gold Rush' (Calla Lily)

Calla Lily 'Gold Rush' (Zantedeschia) creates quite a sensation in the garden or patio with its succession of long-lasting, rich lemony-yellow, chalice-shaped flowers (spathes). The leaves are broadly arrow-shaped, dark green, and present occasional white spots. On display for weeks from summer to fall! Excellent as cut flowers.

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Zantedeschia 'Golden Chalice' (Calla Lily)

Calla Lily 'Golden Chalice' (Zantedeschia) creates quite a sensation in the garden or patio with its succession of long-lasting golden yellow trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes), borne atop elegant, mid-green, arrow-shaped, white-spotted leaves.

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Zantedeschia 'Lavender Gem' (Calla Lily)

Lush and exotic looking, Calla Lily 'Lavender Gem' (Zantedeschia) enjoys stunning, lavender-blue, chalice-shaped flowers (spathes). Every single flower is surrounded by elegant, lustrous, dark green leaves sometimes speckled with white. On display for weeks from summer to fall.

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Zantedeschia 'Mango' (Calla Lily)

As fresh and delicious looking as a juicy Mango, Calla Lily 'Mango' (Zantedeschia) is a fantastic addition in the garden or patio with its succession of glowing, reddish-orange trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes) delicately blending to golden yellow, atop elegant, mid-green, arrow-shaped, white-spotted leaves.

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Zantedeschia 'Mercedes' (Calla Lily)

Festive, Calla Lily 'Mercedes' (Zantedeschia) boasts glowing orange, trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes) adorned with golden-yellow bases. Borne atop shiny, arrow-shaped, dark green leaves, they are on display for weeks from summer to fall.

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Zantedeschia 'Mint Julep' (Calla Lily)

Noted for its exceptional branching which results in profuse blooms, Calla Lily 'Mint Julep' (Zantedeschia) is absolutely irresistible with its smooth ivory chalice-shaped flowers (spathes). Every single flower is surrounded by elegant, slightly wavy, dark green leaves. On display for weeks from summer to fall.

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Zantedeschia 'Mozart' (Calla Lily)

Calla Lily 'Mozart' (Zantedeschia) is a fantastic addition in the garden or patio with its succession of glowing, peach trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes) delicately blending to pink, atop elegant, mid-green, arrow-shaped, white-spotted leaves.

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Zantedeschia 'Night Cap' (Calla Lily)

Dramatic-looking, Calla Lily 'Night Cap' (Zantedeschia) features striking, dark-purple to nearly black, chalice-shaped flowers (spathes), aging to a deep wine red. Every single waxy flower is surrounded by elegant, arrow-shaped, dark green leaves. Very floriferous and long-lasting, the elegant blossoms are on display for weeks from summer to fall.

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Zantedeschia 'Odessa' (Calla Lily)

Dramatic-looking, Calla Lily 'Odessa' (Zantedeschia) features striking, dark, almost-black purple, trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes). Every single flower is surrounded by elegant, arrow-shaped, dark green leaves lightly spotted with white. On display for weeks from summer to fall.

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Zantedeschia 'Picasso' (Calla Lily)

Spectacular effect when planted in drifts! Calla Lily 'Picasso' (Zantedeschia) creates quite a sensation in the garden or patio with its succession of fascinating dark purple trumpet-shaped flowers (spathe) with creamy rims atop elegant, dark green, arrow-shaped leaves with lighter freckles

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Zantedeschia 'Pink Melody' (Calla Lily)

A graceful beauty, Calla Lily 'Pink Melody' (Zantedeschia) features charming rosy-pink trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes), delicately blending to ivory green at their base. Every single flower is surrounded by elegant, arrow-shaped, dark green leaves. On display for weeks from summer to fall.

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Zantedeschia 'Regal' (Calla Lily)

Calla Lily 'Regal' (Zantedeschia) enjoys large, velvety, purple trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes) blending to burgundy as they age. They are borne atop elegant, mid green, arrow-shaped leaves.

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Zantedeschia 'Ruby Sensation' (Calla Lily)

Calla Lily 'Ruby Sensation' (Zantedeschia) enjoys abundant ruby pink, trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes), borne atop fleshy green, ovate leaves. On display for weeks from summer to fall. Excellent as cut flowers.

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Zantedeschia 'Rubylite Pink Ice' (Calla Lily)

Lush and exotic looking, Calla Lily 'Rubylite Pink Ice' (Zantedeschia) enjoys stunning, shell pink, trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes) atop glossy, dark green, arrow-shaped leaves.

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Zantedeschia 'Rubylite Rose' (Calla Lily)

Lush and exotic looking, Calla Lily 'Rubylite Rose' (Zantedeschia) enjoys stunning, rich, deep pink, trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes) atop elegant, dark green, arrow-shaped, white-spotted leaves.

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Zantedeschia 'Sunrise' (Calla Lily)

Floriferous, Calla Lily 'Sunrise' (Zantedeschia) creates quite a sensation in the garden or patio with its succession of long-lasting, chalice-shaped flowers in brilliant shades of tangerine, butter-yellow and scarlet. The leaves are broadly arrow-shaped, dark green, and present occasional white spots. On display for weeks from summer to fall! Excellent as cut flowers.

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Zantedeschia 'Vermeer' (Calla Lily)

Calla Lily 'Vermeer' (Zantedeschia) is a real knockout in the garden or patio with its abundant, rich purple, trumpet-shaped flowers (spathe) with creamy rims atop elegant, dark green, arrow-shaped leaves with lighter freckles

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Zantedeschia (Calla Lily)

Spectacular and so easy to grow! Native to South Africa, Calla Lilies deserve a spot in the garden or at home. Whether used in borders, containers or as cut flowers, they always provide a spectacular effect with their rich, cheerful colors and their breathtaking trumpet-shaped flowers (spathe) surrounding a yellow finger-like stalk (spadix)

Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Green Goddess' (Calla Lily)

A favorite of florists thanks to its stunning color and delightful fragrance, Calla Lily 'Green Goddess' (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is extraordinary with its abundant and large creamy white trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes), shading to bright green from the edges toward their white center, atop elegant, bright green, arrow-shaped leaves

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Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Pink Mist' (Calla Lily)

A gardener's and florist's favorite, Calla Lily 'Pink Mist' (Zantedeschia Aethiopica) is absolutely irresistible with its abundant and magnificent, pure white trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes), with a delicate pastel pink eye, atop elegant, mid-green, arrow-shaped leaves

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Zantedeschia aethiopica (Calla Lily)

Zantedeschia aethiopica (Calla Lily) is is an herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennial boasting magnificent, large, pure white, trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes) adorned with a yellow finger-like spadix. They stand out against the long-stalked, arrowhead-shaped, dark glossy green leaves. On display for weeks in the garden or patio in late spring to early summer. A favorite of florists thanks to its huge blooms on long strong stems. Winter hardy to USDA Zone 8, this Calla Lily may survive in Zone 7 with protection.

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Zantedeschia elliottiana (Golden Calla Lily)

Showy, award-winning Zantedeschia elliottiana (Golden Calla Lily) is a tuberous perennial boasting golden, trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes), 6 in. long (15 cm), adorned with a yellow finger-like spadix. They stand out against the long-stalked, arrowhead-shaped, dark green leaves which are heavily spotted with white. On display for weeks in the garden or patio from midsummer to early fall.

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Zantedeschia rehmannii (Pink Calla Lily)

A very proliferous bloomer, Zantedeschia rehmannii (Pink Calla Lily) is absolutely irresistible with its abundant and magnificent, creamy pink blushed trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes), 3 in. across (7 cm). They are borne atop elegant, dark green, semi-erect and sword-shaped leaves (not arrow-shaped like the other species).

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Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova)

Prized for its graceful shape, clean serrated foliage and attractive bark, award-winning Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova) is a spreading deciduous tree with an upward-branching, vase-shaped crown. The foliage of neatly toothed, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves warms up to attractive shades of gold, dark red or cinnamon in fall.

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