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Jun 9, 2015 · Gardening Gardening By Region Gardening in the South Successful Plants for Oklahoma Landscapes These plants earn their places in thriving Oklahoma gardens and landscapes. They've been tested and approved by local horticultural experts. By Peggy Anne Montgomery Published on June 9, 2015
May 15, 2023 · 1. Purple Poppy Mallow ( Callirhoe involucrata) Photo Credit: PublicDomainPictures Purple poppy mallow has magenta-colored, upward-facing, cup-shaped flowers. The flowers open in the morning. It’s easy to grow, drought-tolerant, and closes in the evening. Purple poppy mallow attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
May 4, 2010 · Now, with those caveats aside here are the best and easiest vegetables to grow. Here are my best and easiest vegetables to grow in Oklahoma. Lettuce. Sow seeds directly outdoors at the end of February, and you should have success. Spinach isn’t always so accommodating. I find it’s easier to grow in the fall vegetable garden.
- Korean Spice Viburnum
- Valley Forge American Elm
- Red Chokeberry
- Giant Coneflower
- Persian Ironwood
- Diabolo Ninebark
- Bosnian Pine
- Shantung Maple
- Magnus Purple Coneflower
- Winter Jasmine
A Korean Spice Viburnum is a fairly easy shrub to grow — and lasts for three seasons. It prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun. During the spring, clusters of buds will open into gorgeous white and pink flowers. If you’re sensitive to smell, be aware. This species packs a spicy fragrant punch. Later during the summer months, its berries will...
Of all the Elms on the market, the Valley Forge species has shown to be the most disease resistant. It’s characterized by its broad V-shape form, yellow autumn color and eventually reaches 60 feet tall. American elms are known to adapt in various soil condition — not to mention, they’re resistant to ice salts, air pollution and drought. We don’t kn...
Chokeberry prefers average soil in full sun or part shade and reaches 6-10 feet tall. This shrub features clusters of white and light pink flowers during spring — providing tons of nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies. During the autumn months, glossy red fruit replaces the blossoms and extends on into the winter.
In love with the colors of summer? We may have found your match. Native to Oklahoma, the Giant Coneflower prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun. It reaches 5-6 feet tall and features beautiful golden-petaled flowers surrounding a dark cone. This species is known for attracting butterflies. And in the late summer, finches and birds. One of th...
Known as the best in small trees, this Persian species grows 20-40 feet fall in full sun or part shade. It blooms in early spring — before the foldable unfurls, bearing red and white flowers. The foliage itself is a mix of red and purple that transforms into a glossy green during summer. During the cooler months, it transforms yet again but into a ...
Looking for real showstopper in your landscaping efforts. The Diabolo Ninebark shrub grows 4-8 feet tall and thrives in a range of soil conditions. This particular species features deep purple foliage accompanied by white and pink flowers — bearing small purple fruit. In areas with warmer climates, you’ll notice that the foliage actually becomes gr...
Native to southeastern Europe, the slow-growing Bosnian Pine is an evergreen with an upright, pyramid form. It prefers full sun, average garden soil and is pretty drought-resistance. This tree species grows 20-30 feet tall, which makes it a great choice for suburban gardens. The branching is someone open which pairs well with yews and spruces in la...
If you’re interested in an underdog, Shantung Maple is an often overlooked small tree — perfect for Oklahoma gardens. Growing 25-30 feet tall, it’s quite versatile and can tolerate both wet or dry climates. Its foliage has a red tint which changes to green in summer and sunset hues in the fall.
Magnus is a 2.5-3 foot tall staple in many gardens. It requires full sun, well-drained soil and is a hotspot for butterflies. The center cones are orange and turn brown when matured — which are great for attracting small birds. One of the many perks of this plant is the flowers. They’re often used in dried arrangements, allowing use beyond their pr...
It’s rare you come across plants that bloom in winter, but it appears we have a contender. Winter Jasmine does well in drained, sandy soil with regular moisture, and can reach 12-15 feet tall. We recommend planting it on the south side of your home where it’ll receive the best winter light. Additionally, it’s known to be a climber. You can pair it ...
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Plants can grow 3 to 6 feet tall, depending on cultivar. Improved cultivars provide an abundance of flowers on stocky plants. Improved cultivars include plants in the Sparkler™ series; the Spirit™ series; Senorita Rosalita ® (vivid pink blooms); and Senorita Blanca ® (white blooms with pale lavender blush).