15 Perennials for Southern Gardens | Gardening with Creekside

15 Perennials for Southern Gardens | Gardening with Creekside

Finding perennials that thrive in Southern gardens can sometimes be challenging due to our high humidity and temperatures both during the day and the night. Today I am sharing with you 15 perennials that have proven themselves to be tough enough to handle whatever our crazy weather throws at them. Grab a cup of coffee and your gardening journal because I know you will discover a few plants that you will want to add to your garden!

🌿 For more detailed information about all of the plants I mentioned in the video, please visit the Proven Winners website at www.provenwinners.com

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  1. Cynthia Allen on April 22, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Great video! Especially in your new digs. The background was so nice and encouraging the spring!

  2. Anna Poole on April 22, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Hi Jenny!!!! Thank you so.much! I am so ready for planting and getting.out in the yard!!! I just planted a tall scented pulls this year so I am excited!!!!!! Hope you guys are all doing well! 💕

  3. Luigi on April 22, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Why settle for just one variety of hisbiscus?

  4. Sonia Kirk on April 22, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Thank you…I have a list and I’m ready for Spring!!

  5. You Rock! on April 22, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Great list! I now have several more plants added to my plan.

  6. Jamie Mitchell on April 22, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Great ideas to look forward to this next growing season. I wish more garden centers in my area (east Tx) carried PW plants. Thanks Jenny

  7. Dorinda Jenkins on April 22, 2022 at 6:13 pm


  8. Tracie Daugherty on April 22, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you so much, this will help me tremendously! I am planning landscape for a new children’s advocacy center. It sits on large lot, deer . I would love any advice you can send my way. Zone 8a

  9. Karen Moring on April 22, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Jenny, I have looked everywhere for the SummerSong FireFinch Echinacea on line. Do you have any suggestions on where I can purchase it?

  10. Dixie Dandy on April 22, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Jenny, you by far are the best at providing information. Most people just post their zone information. You post the full zone information.

    Thank you! I plan on ordering several of the plants you mentioned for zone 9.

  11. Debbie Ewert on April 22, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I really loved this video!! These are what I need in my front flower bed. It gets that hot, hot afternoon sun and sounds like these would do well. I love them all!! I love color in my beds! 🤗❤😊

  12. Garden Hands on April 22, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    This was a fantastic list Jenny. Really excited I had some of your recommendations, but also going to rewatch and make a list of your suggestions! I’m in zone 4b so quite a few were applicable to me!

  13. Tonya A on April 22, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I wish I could find some of those hibiscus. So far I’ve only found tropical one here in southern Louisiana. I hope the ones I planted last year come back up. We are zone 9 here

  14. Gardening in Calgary on April 22, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    love it!!! im dreaming of spring

  15. Jackie Remis on April 22, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    EXCELLENT! Thank you for the great info.

  16. Dos Vasko's Farms on April 22, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Just a heads up for us southern folks and daylilies. Keep a supply of neem oil as you will encounter leaf rust, which is a special kind of irritation that can make a beautiful plant downright ugly…

  17. 🌼 My Garden In Bloom🌸Laurie Holycross on April 22, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Fun video! 🌸🌸💜🌸🌸

  18. Kathy Brown on April 22, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Glad to see plants that will perform well in the south. I live in 8a, west central GA. Lots of heat and humidity. What is it about other monardas that you have grown that do not perform well? I grew a tall variety before and it did well. Always came back from seed, just like a good cottage garden plant should. Thanks!

  19. CookingMadeEasyinATL on April 22, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Enjoyed this informative style video especially on plants that do well here in our southern climate, there were a few I will definitely adding to my garden this season. Thank you! 😃

  20. MrsT A on April 22, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I always see purple when they say blue. Is it just a plant thing or am I color blind, lol

  21. A Elliott on April 22, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Great information! 💛

  22. theodora johnson on April 22, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    No warning about deer eating day lilies? Deer candy.

  23. Wendy on April 22, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    LOVE this! I have been wishing someone would put out a video geared more for the south. Hope to see more like this in the future.

  24. Ginger Lily on April 22, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Blue "Pasta" (Hosta) Jenny? 🤣🤣🤣

  25. Kim Fierek on April 22, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Jenny, excellent well thought out plant list. For us Midwest gardens lots of Zone 4 choices. Great video.

  26. Mary Klamm on April 22, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    This was excellent. Thank you.

  27. J C on April 22, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Look up Andrew Wommack’s A Better Way To Pray and Within Heaven’s Gates by Rebecca Springer 😇

  28. Robin Walton on April 22, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    I am now planning on some of the beautiful trees 🌳 and perennial flowers 🌺 🌸 💐 , I need soil erosion plants 🪴 🌱 for our front yard . The tree roots are showing. I also want to buy the blueberry 🫐 bushes in our back yard. Living in our gated neighborhood I know I can camouflage them in our back yard . Our backyard is surrounded by the lake I would like to plant birch trees near our lake I believe they would look beautiful. I loved today’s video and all of the wonderful ideas you showed us today .

  29. DigsInDirt on April 22, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Thank you Jenny!!!! I’ve been waiting for this list. #9AHouston is a tough game. Can’t wait to get some of these into my garden.

  30. Carol Cowser on April 22, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks for giving such wonderful information about plants that include our(5b) zone! Such a beautiful group of flowers, too!

  31. 684jewel on April 22, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I am drooling lol. Thanks so much for such a complete list. I am in zone 9 so I will try to pick those appropriate for my area.

  32. Kim Paynter on April 22, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Thank you so much beautiful perennials for a zone 9

  33. Harriett Pavon Rosado on April 22, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    One of my Red Hot Pokers is on a hill. It’s a showstopper.🔥

  34. Diana Edwards on April 22, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Where does one get all of these? Are they all from proven winners direct?

  35. Sandra Clark on April 22, 2022 at 6:46 pm


  36. Julia Fiore on April 22, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks so much, Jenny! Great list and, got my screenshots!

  37. Jill Cochran on April 22, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Glad you did this!

  38. Nobody Uknow on April 22, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you! You and Laura are THE BEST! Love you both! I live in Texas and it’s so hard to find plants that will survive our climate here. Just discovered Proven Winners when I ran across the "holy grail" hibiscus. Had no idea there was a whole line of plants! Thank you so much for ALL YOU DO!!

  39. Stacy Ray on April 22, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Just one lol!! I want them all!! I live in Alabama with similar temps as you so I wanted all of these!! I planted that grass last year and loved it!!
    Speaking of Japanese Beatles please share how you deal with them!! As bad as I dislike using pesticides I succumb to it ever year because so many of my plants would be riddled! I worry about hurting pollinators but I still have some. I usually use seven dust pellets and they really work well but I just wanted your input on it!!
    They get all over my roses, black eyed Susan’s, crape myrtles and hibiscus!! I quit growing rose of Sharon because of them!!

  40. Weronika Lewandowska on April 22, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    The form of this and your other videos is looking more and more like GA videos. Personally, I’m not comfortable with it…

  41. graylagran on April 22, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    What a great video! I wrote down at least 3 I want to find locally – however, will Creekside be selling all of these?

  42. Alicia Connolly on April 22, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Love this list – need more southern specific videos – zone 7B here in SC 🙌🏼

  43. stephanie johnson on April 22, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Oh, my!!! I can’t wait to visit and pick up a few of these beauties!!!

  44. Linda Benford on April 22, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Great information. My list for the Spring is growing 🤩

  45. Lan Pham on April 22, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    While I do appreciate the great information, it’d be great if the plants are showcased more, not just a flash here and a flash there. I had to either rewind or stop the video to get the names. Thank you!

  46. Gary Calbaugh on April 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Jenny can you tell me the name of the plant in front of you next to your computer 🌸

  47. Marilyn Bruckman on April 22, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    So many ideas since I’m also in zone 7b in east TN. The critter resistant plants are what I need. We have many wild rabbits that eat my tender shoots!

  48. Ranch Home Living on April 22, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    Dang! I need to move up north! So many beautiful plants. I still enjoy learning about all of them even though I can’t grow them in my zone 10b. Well… I never know where life will take me one day.

  49. Harriett Pavon Rosado on April 22, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you. I have several of these plants in my garden. Very little care needed.

  50. SChaffee on April 22, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    This came at a perfect time! I just moved from the dry west desert to the north border of Alabama/Georgia. The previous owners planted gorgeous bright pink roses with deep purple foliage in the front yard but we’ve been warned of the deer. I plan to move these to the backyard which is fenced in but I really wanted a similar colored plant to replace them in the front. The hibiscus you mentioned sounds perfect! There are quite a few other plants I screenshot as well for future reference.

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