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A plant's performance is not only governed by its hardiness or heat tolerance but also by many other factors such as the length of growing season, timing and amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind, and humidity. Sunset Magazine has developed a Climate Zones map, which takes all these factors into account and has long been the standard among gardeners who live in the 13 western states. Unlike the U.S.D.A. map which tells you only where a plant may survive the winter, the Climate Zones map shows where that plant will thrive year-round.

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




Agapanthus 'Blue Heaven' (African Lily)

Blooming perpetually through the entire season, Agapanthus 'Blue Heaven' is an upright, clump forming African Lily with profuse rounded clusters packed with up to 80 dark violet-blue flowers. Blooming from early to late summer, they rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of large, evergreen, strap-shaped leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' (African Lily)

Native to South Africa, Agapanthus 'Bressingham Blue' is a flamboyant African Lily with showy, 4.5 in. (11 cm), rounded clusters of deep amethyst-blue flowers from mid to late summer. They rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, long, shiny leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Brilliant Blue' (African Lily)

Free-flowering, Agapanthus 'Brilliant Blue' is a compact semi-evergreen African Lily boasting loose clusters of rich blue flowers, adorned with a darker stripe running through each petal. After 5 years, it will produce more than 100 flowers each summer.

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Agapanthus 'Donau' (African Lily)

Agapanthus 'Donau' is a lovely African Lily with showy rounded clusters of star-shaped, pale-blue flowers adorned with dark-blue central stripes. Blooming from mid to late summer, the showy flowers, up to 8 in. across (20 cm), rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, deciduous, arching, lustrous green leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Dr. Brouwer' (African Lily)

Agapanthus 'Dr. Brouwer' is a lovely 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 dark blue green leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Ever Sapphire' (African Lily)

Flowering earlier than most varieties, Agapanthus 'Ever Sapphire' is a dwarf, semi-evergreen African Lily boasting loose clusters of deep blue flowers over a long season. Starting flowering in late spring, it reblooms throughout the summer for a long-lasting display.

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Agapanthus 'Fireworks' (African Lily)

Agapanthus 'Fireworks' is a compact African Lily boasting huge umbels densely packed with delicate trumpet flowers which change from dark, violet blue at the throat to pure white on the petal edges. They sit atop slender stalks that arise from a neat clump of strap-shaped, fresh green leaves.

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Agapanthus 'Loch Hope' (African Lily)

Tall, award-winning Agapanthus 'Loch Hope' produces glamorous rounded clusters of trumpet-shaped, deep blue flowers.

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Agapanthus 'Luly' (African Lily)

Agapanthus 'Luly' is a particularly charming African Lily with striking rounded clusters of pale-blue, star-shaped flowers, each petal with a darker mid-vein.

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Agapanthus 'Midnight Star' (African Lily)

A popular variety of African Lily, Agapanthus 'Midnight Star' is a deciduous perennial with large, rounded clusters of midnight blue, trumpet shaped flowers from mid to late summer. They rise on stiff, upright stalks atop clumps of beautiful, narrowly strap-shaped leaves.

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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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