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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.




Agapanthus 'Northern Star' (African Lily)

Native to South Africa, Agapanthus 'Northern Star' is a particularly striking African Lily with showy rounded clusters of dark blue, star-shaped flowers from mid to late summer. They rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, deciduous, arching leaves tinged with deep violet at the base.

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Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' (African Lily)

A very attractive dwarf Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus 'Peter Pan' produces graceful rounded clusters of trumpet-shaped, light blue flowers, each petal with a darker mid-vein.

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Agapanthus 'Polar Ice' (African Lily)

Agapanthus 'Polar Ice' (African Lily) is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial producing large rounded clusters of trumpet-shaped, pure white flowers. They sit on sturdy, upright stalks above a clump of beautiful, fresh green, strap-shaped leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud' (African Lily)

One of the darkest African Lilies, Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud' is a compact perennial with huge umbels, up to 10in. across (25 cm), densely packed with violet-purple, pendulous, trumpet-shaped flowers.

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Agapanthus 'Silver Moon' (African Lily)

A very attractive variegated Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus 'Silver Moon' enlivens the summer garden with its brightly stripped silvery-white, strap-shaped leaves. It is topped in summer with abundant rounded clusters of trumpet-shaped, lavender-blue flowers, which rise with majesty on stiff, upright stalks.

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Agapanthus 'Twister' (African Lily)

Very showy, Agapanthus 'Twister' is a medium sized semi-evergreen African Lily boasting 6-8 in. wide (15-20 cm) umbels of bicolored flowers which change from blue at the throat to white on the petal edges. They sit atop tall, slender stalks that arise from a lush clump of semi-glossy, strap-shaped, green leaves

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Agapanthus (African Lily)

Agapanthus are such flamboyant and exotic-looking perennials that it is impossible not to love them!

Agapanthus africanus 'Albus' (African Lily)

Adding a bright splash to the flower border, Agapanthus africanus 'Albus' is a white African Lily with eye-catching, rounded clusters of crisp white, trumpet-shaped flowers.

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Agapanthus africanus (African Lily)

Native to South Africa, award-winning Agapanthus africanus is a particularly striking African Lily with showy rounded clusters of fragrant, blue, funnel-shaped flowers.

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Agapanthus comptonii 'Headbourne Hybrids' (African Lily)

Among the hardiest Lilies of the Nile, award-winning Agapanthus 'Headbourne Hybrids' produces large rounded clusters, 3-4 in. wide (7-10 cm), of funnel-shaped flowers in variable shades of light and dark violet-blue.

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Agapanthus praecox orientalis 'Queen Mum' (African Lily)

Adding a bright color splash to borders and containers, Agapanthus praecox orientalis 'Queen Mum' is a particularly pretty African Lily with large, rounded clusters, densely packed with white and violet blue flowers. They rise on stiff, upright stalks, up to 3-4 ft. high (90-120 cm), well above the foliage clump of arching, glossy green, strap-like, evergreen leaves.

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Agastache 'Black Adder' (Giant Hyssop)

Eye-popping, this Agastache will add color and a lovely spiky texture to your garden. Hummingbirds will thank you for it!

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Agastache 'Blue Boa' (Anise Hyssop)

Agastache 'Blue Boa' proudly displays luxurious deep violet-blue flower spikes held over ultra green foliage from early summer to fall. The flower spikes are long, wide, extremely showy and add lovely vertical lines to the landscape. Forms clumps of erect, branched stems up to 30-36 in. tall (75-90 cm) and 24 in. wide (60 cm).

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Agastache 'Blue Fortune' (Giant Hyssop)

Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is a top pick for gardeners! Its long flowering season, showy flower spikes, licorice-scented foliage, low maintenance, and deer tolerance are seductive reasons

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Agastache 'Bolero' (Hummingbird Mint)

Compact, and hardy, Agastache 'Bolero' is a small Hummingbird Mint, which forms a low mound of bronzy green foliage, bearing spikes of vivid rose purple plumes from midsummer until fall. Blooming continuously weeks after weeks, they provide a bold visual impact in beds, borders or containers and hummingbirds feast on them.

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Agastache 'Kudos Ambrosia' (Hummingbird Mint)

Very short, compact, and hardy, Agastache 'Kudos Ambrosia' is a small Hummingbird Mint, which forms a low tight mound bearing airy spikes of creamy coconut, pale orange and light rose-pink plumes from early summer until fall. Blooming continuously weeks after weeks, they provide a bold visual impact in beds, borders or containers and hummingbirds feast on them.

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Agastache 'Kudos Coral' (Hummingbird Mint)

Very short, compact, and hardy, Agastache 'Kudos Coral' is a small Hummingbird Mint, which forms a low tight mound bearing airy spikes of sweet honey-mint scented, warm, coral plumes from early summer until fall. Blooming continuously weeks after weeks, they provide long lasting, glowing color in beds, borders or containers and hummingbirds feast on them.

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Agastache 'Kudos Gold' (Hummingbird Mint)

Very short, compact, and hardy, Agastache 'Kudos Gold' is a small Hummingbird Mint, which forms a low mound bearing large, dense spikes of cheerful, golden-yellow plumes from early summer until fall. Blooming continuously weeks after weeks, they provide long lasting, glowing color in beds, borders or containers and hummingbirds feast on them.

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Agastache 'Kudos Mandarin' (Hummingbird Mint)

Very short, compact, and hardy, Agastache 'Kudos Mandarin' is a small Hummingbird Mint, which forms a low mound bearing airy spikes of cheerful, bright orange plumes from early summer until fall. Blooming continuously weeks after weeks, they provide long lasting, glowing color in beds, borders or containers and hummingbirds feast on them.

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Agastache 'Kudos Silver Blue' (Hummingbird Mint)

Very short, compact, and hardy, Agastache 'Kudos Silver Blue' is a small Hummingbird Mint, which forms a low mound of refined, deep green foliage, bearing plump spikes of soft, clear light blue plumes from early summer until fall. Blooming continuously weeks after weeks, they provide long lasting, glowing color in beds, borders or containers and hummingbirds feast on them. Delicate-looking but fast growing, this pretty Agastache is among the best of all hardy perennials for attracting pollinating insects.

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Agastache 'Kudos Yellow' (Hummingbird Mint)

Very short, compact, and hardy, Agastache 'Kudos Yellow' is a small Hummingbird Mint, which forms a low mound bearing large, dense spikes of cheerful, bright yellow plumes from early summer until fall. Blooming continuously weeks after weeks, they provide long lasting, glowing color in beds, borders or containers and hummingbirds feast on them.

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Agastache 'Summer Sky' (Hummingbird Mint)

Agastache 'Summer Sky' proudly displays glowing violet-blue flowers with dark calyxes over a bright green foliage from midsummer well into the fall for a great colorful display.

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Agastache 'Summer Sunset' (Hummingbird Mint)

Set your borders aglow with this spectacular Agastache! 'Summer Sunset' features warm, sunset-orange hues all summer that will not fade in the summer's heat. Eye-popping, it will add color and a lovely spiky texture to your garden or containers. Hummingbirds will thank you for it.

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Agastache (Hyssop)

A wonderful perennial that adds color and a spiky texture to your garden! Agastache are beautiful, aromatic herbaceous perennials, rich of many qualities: broad color palette, lovely vertical lines, abundant blooms, drought and heat tolerance, great versatility