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Hardy Plants Letter H

Hardy plants letter H is a page that describes a few wonderful specimens native to different geographic areas. There are more details on some of these plants on the links at the end of the page. Here are some hardy insights, just for you and your gardens.


There are five species that make up the Halesia - Silverbell - Snowdrop family. They are native to the eastern United States and China. This genus will grow well in zones three through nine.

The Silverbell and Snowdrop are seen in moist woodlands and along natural streams. They are known for their bell shaped white or pink flowers that make their appearance in late spring. This family can survive in a cool climate and do well if in a sheltered area. Partial shade to full sun is the ideal condition for these species. The Carolina Silverbell can spread anywhere from twenty five to forty feet.


There are around five species of this hardy plants letter h family, Hamamelis - Witch Hazel. They are native to North America and East Asia. They are deciduous shrubs or small trees.

Red and yellow fragrant flowers dance on the branches in the springtime. These species are wonderful for a cool climate and in full sun.

It's a great shrub to plant in an open area. This family will grow well in zones four through nine in the United States. In autumn, the foliage changes to a yellow, with red and orange tones in each leaf.


Hebe - Veronica is a large family of over one hundred species of hardy plants letter H. They truly are a hardy evergreen shrub, native to New Zealand and the surrounding islands. There are a couple of species that are native to Chile. They will thrive in warmer climate zones and do well in zones eight through ten.

Veronica will do well in sun or shade, and the varieties that grow in cooler climates will need full sun. The flowers emerge in the summer months and throughout fall, with rich white, mauve, and purple tones. The Hebe species love well drained soil. It's a wonderful specimen for a variety of landscapes.


The Helichrysum - Strawflower is a large family of over five hundred annual and perennial shrubs that are part of the hardy plants letter H page.

South Africa has most of this genus, with some varieties in Australia, Mediterranean, central Asia, and New Zealand. The Helichrysum will do well in zones nine and ten in the United States.

They are actually a member of the Sunflower family and have a daisy appearance. The family loves warmer climates and well drained soil. These shrubs can take sun or shade.

Some of the varieties have yellow flowers, while others have inconspicuous blooms. One area these plants will grow is in mountainous regions.


Another large group, Hibiscus, has over two hundred and fifty species. They are annual and perennial shrubs, and small trees, and will grow in many different climate zones.

Peach Color Hibiscus Flower

In the United States, they are one of the most popular summertime flowers, and will grow well in zones seven through nine.

The Hibiscus is a great tropical addition to your garden. This specie is easy to grow in zone seven in the United States, should be pruned back before the first fall frost.


The small Hippophae genus has only three family members from this hardy plants letter H page. They love cooler climates and are native to some regions of Asia and northern Europe. In the United States, they will survive in zone two through nine.

Hippophae are deciduous shrubs and trees and noted for their thorns.

In spring, clusters of yellow tone flowers appear, and the climax of these species are their vibrant colored berries in the fall. They love full sun and do well in sandy soil. This is a great hardy specie to plant in hedges in coastal areas.

Plow & Hearth


The Hydrangea is a popular deciduous or evergreen shrub that is native to South and North America, and temperate Asia.

Hydrangea grows well in zones six through nine in the United States.

The key to successfully growing these specimens is the soil. The soil should be rich in humus, and the Hydrangea does need some acid. The amount of acid will play a role in the actual color of the flowers.


The genus Hymenosporum is a single specimen genus. The Hymenosporum is native to east coast of Australia and New Guinea. To me, this is a beautiful specimen with splendid fragrant cream or yellow flowers.

This hardy specie is considered a tree as in the wild, and can mature up to thirty feet tall. It can take full sun, but does need some shelter to produce a good mass of flowers. It loves moist, humus based soil and is a fast grower. The Hymenosporum does well in zones nine through eleven in the United States.

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These eight families above represent some hardy plants letter H. Each have their own unique characteristic and are native to many different geographic locations. They're great specimens and great locations!

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