Hardiness Zones 11 - The Best Plants to Grow in Your Garden
USDA Hardiness Zone 11 features a tropical climate with average minimum winter temperatures above 40°F (4.4°C). Gardeners and landscapers in Zone 11 can create thriving landscapes by selecting appropriate plants and employing specific gardening techniques to ensure the success of their gardens.
When choosing plants for Zone 11, it’s essential to select species that can withstand the local climate conditions. Native plants, which have evolved to thrive in the region’s conditions, are often ideal choices. Some trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals suitable for Zone 11 include:
- Trees: Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera), Orchid Tree (Bauhinia variegata), and Gumbo Limbo (Bursera simaruba).
- Shrubs: Plumeria (Plumeria spp.), Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia spp.), and Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa).
- Perennials: Heliconia (Heliconia spp.), Ginger (Zingiber spp.), and Elephant Ear (Alocasia and Colocasia spp.).
- Annuals: Impatiens (Impatiens spp.), Torenia (Torenia spp.), and Cosmos (Cosmos spp.).