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Regional Picks: Late Season Wonders – Southeast

Fine Gardening - Issue 189

1. ‘Winter Sun’ Mahonia

‘Winter Sun’ Mahonia

Name: Mahonia × media ‘Winter Sun’

Zones: 7–9

Size: 3 to 7 feet tall and 2 to 5 feet wide

Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; adaptable to a wide range of soils

Native range: A hybrid of East Asian species

Although ‘Winter Sun’ provides great foliage, color, and texture throughout the year, its real time to shine is from Halloween until after Thanksgiving, when its showy, bright yellow flower clusters open, persisting even in subfreezing temperatures. You will not be disappointed in the colorful, fragrant November display, and the bees will thank you. This plant is drought tolerant when established, and at least in my garden, the deer pay no attention to it at all.


2. ‘Scarlet Belle’ Pitcher Plant

‘Scarlet Belle’ Pitcher Plant

Name: Sarracenia × ‘Scarlet Belle’

Zones: 5–10

Size: 4 to 12 inches tall and wide

Conditions: Full sun; consistently waterlogged soil

Native range: A hybrid of Southeastern U.S. species

This bog plant can be grown…

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