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The Best Plants For Zone 8B | Expert Recommendations

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Plants For Zone 8B. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.


This product was recommended by Irene Graham from SPYLIX

The climbing clematis vine is not difficult to cultivate and works wonderfully in outdoor pots and gardens. It does best on soil rich in organic matter, has good drainage, and is somewhat acidic. Keep the plant’s foliage in the light while protecting its roots with smaller plants or pebbles. You should do your pruning in the spring and again in the summer after the plant has produced its first show of flowers. It has a rapid growth rate and has the potential to reach heights of 4-5 feet while achieving a width of 1.5-2 feet.

Red Hot Poker

This product was recommended by Irene Graham from SPYLIX

The towering Kniphofia has long stems that are crowned with little flowers that resemble trumpets and are beautiful orange with flames of flame-colored brilliance. These flowers take on a tubular shape and are somewhat resemblant to a poker head. In addition, the red hot poker is a plant that likes full sun and grows best in soil that is acidic or neutral in pH, is moist, and has good drainage.

Golden Marguerite

This product was recommended by Irene Graham from SPYLIX

This vigorously growing perennial can be found in various colors, ranging from a light creamy yellow to a vivid canary yellow or even white. This plant has a pleasant aroma of chamomile and is an excellent choice for use in winter borders. It also serves as an excellent magnet for butterflies. It prefers dry and dry or acidic or neutral soil and has good drainage, and it has relatively few requirements in watering and maintenance.

Summer Bulbs

This product was recommended by David Reid from VEM-Tooling

Flowers that bloom in the summer, when their bulbs were planted, can be grown in almost any zone. In addition, they are responsible for some of the year’s most vibrant hues. Flower types range from dahlias and lilies to gladiolus and caladium to cannas and begonias. If you live in a colder region, you can get a head start on your summer flower garden by planting summer bulbs in containers outside and then transferring them to your garden bed or border when the soil is warm enough. After the threat of frost has gone, most of them can be planted in the ground.

Scilla Peruviana

This product was recommended by David Reid from VEM-Tooling

The scilla plant is bulbous and produces flowers that can have a star or bell shape. They have a soft fragrance, and their flowers appear in the spring. Scilla thrives in nutrient-rich, well-drained soil and is an excellent choice for rock gardens and borders.

Orchid Plant

This product was recommended by David Reid from VEM-Tooling

The beautiful blossoms of this hardy orchid make it a popular choice among buyers. The stunning flowers it produces can have magenta, pink, yellow, or even white hues, and it is not uncommon for them to have speckling or color combinations. It requires circumstances of dappled light or partial shade to survive and blooms from the middle of spring through early summer.

Muscari Deft

This product was recommended by Mia Garcia from iToolab

Muscari Deft, also known as Grape Hyacinths, are delightful bulbs that are a perfect addition to any garden and will bloom from spring through fall. These particular blue Muscari flowers have a delicate scent that fills the air with a sweet perfume. Blue Muscari are easy to grow with little maintenance necessary and can be planted in the ground or in pots for more convenience. Muscari Deft Blue Hyacinths are soft blue, bloom in clusters and start out as star-like sprays, and open up to a globe-shaped bluish-purple flower that’s over 4 in diameter.

Pothos plant

This product was recommended by Alex Tinsman from How To Houseplant

Pothos plants are beautiful hanging plants that also act as air purifiers. They are also decorative plants for both an indoors and outdoor garden. They are easy to plant and can do well in low light conditions.

Creeping Thyme

This product was recommended by Miguel Palma from JardinTienda

Creeping thyme is a perennial that survives in cold areas of about 10-20 degrees fahrenheit. Apart from thriving in this zone the plant also provides a ground cover on your garden preventing erosion.

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