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Gardening in the South

Southern gardeners can harvest a cornucopia of homegrown produce, from tomatoes and corn to blueberries and figs. The soils are rich, the growing season is long, and there’s plenty of warmth and sunshine. Discover the best vegetables, flowers, fruits and herbs that are uniquely suited for growing in southern climates.

Southern Favorite Vegetables

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Try these vegetable varieties which have been proven successful in the South by our Burpee customers including heat tolerant seeds and plants.

Potato, Red Lasoda

Very early variety that has high tolerance of heat, plants do not wither during heat and drought.

Pepper, Hot, Biker Billy Hybrid

A blazingly hot jalapeno—the hottest we've ever tasted.

Tomato, Sweet Seedless Hybrid

The world's first seedless tomato!

Southern Annuals

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Annual flowers that thrive in the heat of our Southern home gardens.

Zinnia, State Fair Mix

Jumbo flowers in an array of colors.

Petunia, Purple Wave™ Hybrid

Purple Wave petunia, the original groundcover petunia.

Southern Perennials

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We recommend these perennial flowers and shrubs for the Southern hardiness zones.

Lavender, Lady

All-America Selections winner.

Coreopsis, Heaven's Gate PP16016

Super tough, surviving harsh winters where other coreopsis have succumbed.

Hydrangea, Masja

Compact hydrangea with vivid blooms.

Seed Starting

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Seed starting supplies from the most trusted name in home gardening at Burpee.com including greenhouse kits, grow lights, heat mats, and trays.

XL Ultimate Growing System

All in one self watering kit with 32 extra-large seed starting cells.

Seedling Misters

Provide healthy moisture levels for seedlings and houseplants.

Windowsill Greenhouse Kit with Heat Mat

Everything you need to start seeds on your windowsill

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