Mediterranean-Style Plants

Many of the plants that thrive in the Mediterranean also do well in cooler climates, in well-drained, sandy soil.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
  • Rock Rose in Cooler Climates

    Rock rose (Cistus x dansereaui) 'Decumbens'

    Mature size: 16 inches tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Blue Bedder

    Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) 'Blue Bedder'

    Mature size: 20 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Colorful, Spiky Sundowner

    Phormium 'Sundowner'

    Mature size: 6 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Sea Holly Flourishes in Cool Climates

    Sea holly (Eryngium x tripartitum)

    Mature size: 32 inches tall, 20 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Mediterranean Myrtle Spurge

    Myrtle spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites)

    Mature size: 4 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Japonica Grows Well in Cooler Climates

    Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)

    Mature size: 25 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Growing Oleander

    Oleander (Nerium oleander)

    Mature size: 10 tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Purple Flowering Cardoon

    Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus)

    Mature size: 5 feet tall, 4 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Crisp White Cupaniana Flowers

    Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana

    Mature size: 12 inches tall, 3 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • Cool Climate Hibiscus

    Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) 'Boule de Feu'

    Mature size: 10 feet tall, 6 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

  • The Cool Tolerant Nana Alba

    Lavender 'Nana Alba'

    Mature size: 12 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

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