I recently bought numerous plants on sale and I'm not sure if I should plant now or not. Today is September 25 and I live in zone 8a (SC). Here is the list: Proven Winner Wine and Rose Lantanas Barbara Karst Bouginvillea Goldmound Spirea purple verbena dwarf crape myrtles Early Start velvet phlox dragon improved asters blanket flower Bougainvillea Trellis Japanese Pieris Sun Parasol climbing Mandevilla snapdragons Dianthus Clavelina Dipladenis Red mums I've been trying to read about each one, but I'm just confusing myself with so many. Will these plants survive the winter if I plant these in the ground now? If not, will they survive the winter in the pots or how should I protect them for winter.
A majority of the plants you listed will do just fine in the ground and winter over.
I have listed a few links for you to get you started.