The Best Zone 8 Plants for Your Garden

Plants in a timeless zone 8 gardens must be, to a certain extent, heat-tolerant. You can manage this challenge by irrigation and choosing an appropriate site. Another alternative is to grow something to subdue the summer heat, like an early spring bloomer.

There are flowers to choose from, including classic perennials, bulbs, tubers, as well as ornamental grasses.

Tall Garden Phlox

Phlox Paniculata is an absolute necessity for a summer garden. It blooms almost all year long, gives a spectacular display, and comes in various colors. However, it is vulnerable to powdery mildew, so to reduce exposure, ensure to properly space your tall Garden Phlox.

Bleeding Heart

When provided with an ample amount of water, some shade plants can be quite heat-tolerant. While Bleeding Heart is usually one of these plants, in Zone 8, it should be handled as a shade plant. With a height of two feet, it is distinguished by its flowers that look like a “bleeding heart.”

Firebird Coneflower

This flower grows to about 34 inches. In bloom, its flowers are bright orange, and it has a bird attracting quality.

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