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Rhododendron 'Brandi' from Southgate is heat & humidity tolerant, perfect for hot southern gardens, like Georgia (zone 7B). Part of the Southern Living Plant Collection.

Rhododendron 'Brandi' from Southgate is heat & humidity tolerant, perfect for hot southern gardens, like Georgia (zone Part of the Southern Living Plant Collection.

"Southgate Brandi" Rhododendron.

Southgate Brandi Rhododendron - heat and humidity tolerant plant which attracts butterflies and has great color. Grows in partial sun to shade, likes regular watering and well draining soil.

Giant Blooms That Stop Traffic - • huge

Snowball Viburnum Bush

Shade shrubs can be beautiful and low maintenance. Flowering and evergreen shrubs for shade that are low maintenance from Brighter Blooms.

White Crinum Lily

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Plant Rhododendron for its bulky background foliage year-round, with the perk of spring color.

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The Victorians labeled this bloom "beware," — which is actually appropriate, since they're quite poisonous.

12 Flowers With Hidden Meanings

Rhododendron - The Victorians labeled this bloom "beware," — which is actually appropriate, since they're quite poisonous. In the Language of flowers: "Beware, I am dangerous".

Stokes' Aster  Grow this tough perennial for its long season of bloom and easy-growing habit. The blue or lavender flowers appear continuously through summer and into fall. Top selections to watch for include 'Blue Danube', 'Peachie's Pick', and 'Mary Gregory'. Name: Stokesia laevis Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 3 feet tall Zones: 5-10

15 Top Native Plants for Southern Gardens

Grow this tough perennial for its long season of bloom and easy-growing habit. The blue or lavender flowers appear continuously through summer and into fall.

Pink lupin. I might put some of these in the front. Maybe some blue ones too.

LUPINES: Lupinus x hybrida. A hardy plant for zones It likes full sun to part shade, and will flower in late spring to early summer. Lupines come in many different colors.

Camellia sasanqua: small leaves, blooms in late fall - end of the year. Camellia japonica: larger leaves, flowers in late winter & early spring. loves partial shade - make great borders - can be prune into small trees. Many species with blooms in colors of white, pink or red..

Georgia Gold Medal Winners – Best Plants for your Southern Garden - Fayette Woman

Rhododendron 'Breezy' from Southgate is heat & humidity tolerant, perfect for hot southern gardens, like Georgia (zone 7B). Part of the Southern Living Plant Collection.

Rhododendron 'Breezy' from Southgate is heat & humidity tolerant, perfect for hot southern gardens, like Georgia (zone Part of the Southern Living Plant Collection.

bee balm

Bee Balm ~ Rabbits may not like bee balm, but hummingbirds and butterflies sure do! This easy-growing plant produces lots of pink, red, violet, or white flowers from summer to early fall. The flowers are long lasting and great for cutting.

Sweet Olive (Osmanthus fragrans) with tiny white to orange flowers is a fragrant alternative to invasive honeysuckle. In warm climates, this drought tolerant evergreen blooms from fall through winter. Full sun to partial shade; average to moist, well-drained soil Zones: 8 to 11. | Photo: Josh McCullough/PhytoPhoto | thisoldhouse.com

Avoid Invasives: Plant This, Not That

Sweet Olive (Osmanthus fragrans) with tiny white to orange flowers is a fragrant alternative to invasive honeysuckle. In warm climates, this drought tolerant evergreen blooms from fall through winter. Full sun to partial shade; average to moist, well-drained soil Zones: 8 to 11. | Photo: Josh McCullough/PhytoPhoto | thisoldhouse.com

Crested Iris

15 Top Native Plants for Southern Gardens

Crested Iris: Crested Iris This charming woodland iris bears delicate blue, white, or purple flowers in mid-spring. Even when not in bloom, the tiny clumps of foliage are a great textural contrast in the shady garden.

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