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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.

Turnip, Purple Top White Globe

A timeless heirloom variety, ancient yet still tops with turnip lovers

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.

Zinnia, Senora™

This is one of the prettiest, most eye-catching zinnias we've encountered.

Southern Perennials

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

Foxglove, Pam's Choice

Dramatic, towering spikes, dense with trumpet flowers.

Echinacea, Paradiso Mix

Stunning, long-blooming perennial.

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.

Handy Seed Sower

Sows seeds evenly and quickly

Tabletop Glow 'n Grow Light

Ideal for starting seeds indoors. Fits all our kits.

Seedling Misters

Provide healthy moisture levels for seedlings and houseplants.

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