Succulents are popular houseplants that can thrive in zones seven through nine. There are several types of succulents you can choose from, including Yuccas, Delosperma, Parry’s agave, Graptopetalum, and prickly pear. If you’re not sure what plants will thrive in your climate, read our article on choosing succulents for zone seven.
If you are looking for hardy succulents for zone 7, you can look at the agave family. Agaves are low-maintenance plants that thrive in well-drained soil. They grow best in sunny locations and do not require daily watering. Agaves produce bell-shaped flowers in the spring and fall. This plant is best planted in the spring and should be kept in full sunlight. A bonus: they are drought-tolerant!
This genus is enormous, with over 2,000 species. Most species come from Africa and Madagascar, though some species are native to the Americas and Canary Islands. One species, Euphorbia royleanna, is native to the Himalayan mountains. It looks like a typical cactus, but is actually a low-growing shrub with a needle-like appearance. You can use this succulent in a border or in containers.
Unlike most plants, yuccas are hardy in zone 7, but do not grow well in very cold climates. If you live in a very cold climate, you should choose succulents that are hardy for your zone. This way, you won’t have to worry about your plants dying during the colder months. You will still have the chance to enjoy your succulents, so don’t delay your planting! You’ll be glad you did! Just make sure you choose hardy varieties for zone 7.
As long as you’re growing in an area with a similar climate, yuccas are easy to grow and don’t need much maintenance. Their lantern-shaped flowers grow on tall spikes, and they thrive in light, sandy soil. Aside from yucca, you can also choose a number of other succulents, including hibiscus, curved leaf yucca, small soapweed yucca, and Adam’s needle yucca.
When choosing a soil for your delosperma succulents, choose a sandy, well-drained soil. If you live in a drier climate, garden loam is best. Succulents prefer fast-draining soil and do not like standing water. Rich soil can lead to root rot and the plant will die. Mix a soil mix of peat, sand, compost, and compost in equal parts before planting.
One of the best delosperma succulents for zone 7 is ‘Frosty Morn,’ which has beautiful cream-colored leaves and white flowers in spring. Depending on the variety, it can grow up to nine inches tall and wide. This plant is hardy in USDA zones 3-9, but does best in well-drained soil. It also requires little to no watering.
Another succulent that thrives in cold climates is the star-shaped shrub sedum. It produces large, star-shaped flowers, which look great on a porch or deck. These plants can survive winters as long as they receive the right amount of sunlight and water. They are also tolerant of low humidity levels. In addition to being hardy in zone 7, these plants also do well in zone 7 and even colder climates.
The plant’s flower color is similar to that of a daisy. They are easy to grow and maintain. They are drought-tolerant and deer-resistant. Depending on the variety, they can be cultivated into a groundcover, which looks gorgeous in a container. If you are not sure whether to buy a plant or not, read the label carefully to ensure it will survive.
Parry’s Agave is an excellent choice for zone seven plantings because of its resiliency to drought and extreme heat. It is a hardy plant in a variety of soils but prefers a well-drained mix. Parry’s Agave can also tolerate partial shade. When growing this plant in a pot, keep in mind that it is best to use a well-draining mix that is moist but not too wet.
Agave parryi is a rosette-forming perennial that grows up to three feet tall. The rosettes form a colony of smaller plants, with offsets at the base. When the rosettes mature, flowers appear on a stalk that reaches 12 feet. The plant dies after flowering, but more rosettes will form off of the suckers. This makes this succulent a fantastic choice for zone seven plantings.
It takes years for Agave parryi to produce seeds, but they will grow from offsets. Sow seeds in spring or summer, or cut back offsets to propagate. Although not toxic to humans, these plants can be mildly poisonous to pets. To avoid the risks, water the plant less often and let it dry before re-potting it. And don’t forget to remove any fungus that’s causing the root rot.
This species is also considered a hardy perennial. Its basal rosette can reach two to three feet in width, and it can reach up to one foot in height. Both species require dry climates, and they do well in Santa Fe, NM, zone 6b. They need good drainage, as warm rains followed by freezes can cause ice crystals to form on their leaves, which will kill them.
The best succulents for zone seven are low-maintenance species like Agave. These succulents require low maintenance and thrive in dry, well-draining soil. These plants have attractive flowers, which can be found in a wide variety of colors. They don’t require regular watering and can be planted right into the ground in early spring. Read on to learn more about the best succulents for zone seven.
Agaves are low-maintenance plants that can be grown in full sunlight and low-nutrient soil. They can grow in pots or in a larger bed, and their foliage makes a great accent plant. Agaves are closely related to many other succulents, but the species opuntia is not as common in landscaping. These succulents are named for their fleshy leaves, which are sometimes combined with purple-looking fruit.
Sempervivum is an excellent succulent for zones seven and eight. Its rosettes are reminiscent of echeverias but have smaller pointed leaves. The plant is also quite cold-resistant and can survive temperatures below zero. In addition to Agave, other plants to consider are Rosularia and Jovibarba. These succulents can tolerate temperatures as low as zero degrees Fahrenheit. They also need full sun and a dry soil.
Another plant that thrives in Zone seven and eight is the Candytuft. This succulent, which is native to the Mediterranean, can grow anywhere between twelve and 18 inches tall. Its leaves are evergreen, which adds to its winter interest. They are easy to propagate and grow offsets from them, making them a great choice for landscape planting. This plant may look scraggly, but it has a striking appearance.
Sempervivum succulents can be hardy and will tolerate drought conditions and poor soil. This group of plants has a unique combination of colors and textures that make them a desirable addition to any landscape. The best part is that these plants don’t require a lot of maintenance and can be grown year-round in a sunny location. For the best results, choose a location with full sun. You can also use a combination of full sun and partial shade.
Sempervivum is native to southern Europe and western Asia and produces evergreen rosettes of thick leaves. The foliage may be glossy, pointed, or rounded. They may also be covered with waxy blooms or downy hairs. Sempervivum are easy to divide and grow in a variety of soil types, so you can find the perfect one for your home. Adding more of a splash of color to your landscape is easy with this succulent.
Another succulent to consider is the Sempervivum. Sempervivum ‘Murale’ is a low-growing plant that grows up to 9 inches wide. Its leaves are dark green or brown and it has white flowers in the spring. Its soil needs to be well-drained. You should water it when the soil in the pot dries. These plants grow well in zones seven and eight.
Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cobweb’ has small green rosettes that are topped with white hairs. It grows 4-6 inches tall and six to 12 inches wide. ‘Red Beauty’ is another attractive option that produces frosted gray-green leaves that turn red in winter. ‘Blue Elf’ is another interesting hybrid that’s becoming popular for landscaping.