Allan’s Top 10 Plants For Okie Landscapes

Hello Gardening Friend,

Finding just 10 plants that I like in each category wasn’t easy! At any rate, I hope this list helps you with your plant selections this year.

To find out what these plants look like I suggest you pick up any one of the many landscape books available in your local bookstores and garden centers, or check them out on line.

Landscape nurseries will be your best resource for information on planting instructions and plant care requirements.

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BEST VINES

Clematis
Akebia
Carolina Jessamine
Crimson Trumpet Honeysuckle
Chinese Wisteria
Trumpet Vines
Silver Lace Vine
Boston Ivy
Climbing Hydrangea
Mandevilla (not winter hardy)

BEST ORNAMENTAL GRASSES

Purple Fountain Grass
Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Maiden Grasses
Dwarf Pampas Grass
Variegated Japanese Silver Grass
Ribbon Grass
Moudry Fountain Grass
Pink Muhly Grass
Ravenna Plume Grass
Blue Fescue

BEST SUMMER FOLIAGE AND BULBS

Powis Castle Artemisia
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vines
Sun Coleus
Tropicana Canna
Caladiums
Hostas
Elephant Ear
Heuchera
Silver Dragon Liriope
Rice Paper Plant

GREAT CRAPEMYRTLES

Hope, white 3’-5’
Victor, red 3’-5’
Zuni, lavender 5’-8’
Hopi, pink 5’-8’
Catawba, deep violet 14’
Raspberry Sundae, raspb. red 14’
Dynamite, cherry red 18’
Natchez, white 18’
Red Rocket, red 18’
Choctaw, bright pink 18’

HYRID TEA ROSES

Peace, or Bella Roma, (J.P.) Yellow Pink
Tiffany, Pink
Queen Elizabeth, Pink
Just Joey, Apricot
Crimson Bouquet, Red
Tropicana, Salmon Red
Double Delight, Red White
Fragrant Cloud, Coral Red
Sheer Bliss, Cream White
Midas Touch, Yellow
Honor, White

CLIMBER ROSES

Zephirine Drouhin, Pink
New Dawn, Pink
Climbing Iceberg, White
Golden Showers, Yellow
Climbing Peace, Yellow Pink
Don Juan, Red
America, Salmon Pink
Joseph Coat, Orange
Blaze Improved, Red
Eden, Pink

LANDSCAPE ROSES

Carefree Wonder, Pink
Flower Carpet, Pink,white,red
Carefree Delight, Rose
Sunsprite, Yellow
Royal Bonica, Pink
Scarlet Meidiland, Red
Knock Out, Red, Pink, White Single and double
Simplicity, Red,Pink,White
Lady Elsie Mae, Pink
The Fairy, Pink
Iceberg, White and Pink

TALL SHADE TREES TOLERANT OF DRY SIGHTS

Thornless Honeylocust
Chinese Pistache
Bur Oak
Shumardi Oak
Hackberry
Kentucky Coffee Tree
Lacebark Elm
Cedar Elm
Sawtooth Oak
Osage Orange ‘White Shield’

TALL SHADE TREES FOR BETTER AND WETTER SITES

Sycamore
Bald Cypress
Sweet Gum, fruitless variety
Tulip Tree
Red Oak or Pin Oak
Linden
Water Oak
Pecan
River Birch
Red Maple or Sugar Maples

FLOWERING TREES

Flowering Dogwoods
Oklahoma Redbud
Ornamental Pears, Aristocrat, Chanticleer
Flowering Crabapples
Star Magnolia
Saucer Magnolia
Golden Rain Tree
Kwanzan Flowering Cherry
Chinese Fringe Tree
Pink Dawn Chitalpa

SMALL ORNAMENTAL TREES

Japanese Maples
Red Buckeye
Forest Pansy Redbud
Purple Smoke Tree
Columnar Hornbeam
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Little Gem Magnolia
Japanese Red Umbrella Pine
Krauter Vesuvius Purple Plum
Autumn Gold Ginkgo

EVERGREEN TREES

Southern Magnolia
Live Oak
Cedar of Lebanon
Blue Atlas  or Deodar Cedars
Loblolly Pine
Austrian Pine
Hoopsi Blue Spruce
Leyland Cypress
Taylor Juniper
Canaert Juniper

LARGE EVERGREEN SHRUBS

American Holly
Foster Holly
Yaupon Holly
Frazier Photinia
Nellie R. Stevens Holly
Bright n Tight Cherry Laurel
Otto Luykens Laurel
Leatherleaf  Vibernum
Silver Thorn Elaeagnus
Dwarf Burford Holly

SPRING FLOWERING SHRUBS

Indian Hawthorn
Flowering Quince
Forsythia
Spireas
Weigela
Virginia Sweetspire
Lilacs
Azaleas
Vibernums
Kerria

SUMMER FLOWERING SHRUBS

Hydrangeas
Roses
Crapemyrtles
Buddleia
Althea
Chaste Tree
Blue Mist Caryopteris
Beauty Bush
Abelia
Potentilla

SHRUBS FOR SHADE

Azaleas
Camellias
Hollies, ie, Japanese Holly
English Holly, Blue Holly
Japanese and English Boxwoods
Japanese Yews
Glossy Abelias
Nandinas
Mahonias
Sweet Spire Itea
Gold Dust Aucuba

EVERGREEN SHRUBS FOR SUN

Hollies: Dwf Burford,Dwf. Chinese, Yaupon
Yucca’s
Pyracantha’s
Photinia
Juniper’s, ie, Tam Juniper
Gray Owl Juniper
Japanese Garden Juniper
Andorra Juniper
Mugo Pine
Silver Thorn Elaeagnus

ANNUAL FLOWERS FOR P.M.SHADE and A.M. SUN

Impatiens
Begonias
Geranium
Pansy
Lobelia
Snapdragon
Dianthus
Celosia
Heliotrope
Allysum

ANNUAL FLOWERS FOR FULL SUN

Lantana
Verbena
Penta
Salvia
Scaevola
Zinnia
Gazania
Petunia
Marigold
Cleome
Angelonia

PERENNIALS FOR SUN

Coreopsis
Black-Eyed Susan
Iris
Daylily
Asters and Chrysanthemums
Veronicas
Hibiscus
Shasta Daisy
Peony
Phlox

PERENNIALS FOR SHADE

Hosta
Hellebore
Columbine
Bleeding Heart
Heuchera
Creeping Phlox
Astilbe
Pulmonaria
Ribbon Grass
Lily Turf, Liriope

HOSTA FOR OKLAHOMA

(Top ten in the U.S.A.)
Sum and Substance
Great Expectations
Gold Standard
Frances Williams
Aureo-Marginata
Patriot
Krossa Regal
Love Pat
Francee
Sieboldiana ‘Elegans’

MY FAVORITE PERENNIALS FOR SUNNY SPOTS

‘Goldsturm’ Black Eyed Susan
‘Pink Delight’ Butterfly Bush
‘Six Hills Giant’ Catmint or Nepeta
‘Stella de Oro’ Daylily
‘David’ Garden Phlox
‘Siskiyou Pink’ Gaura
‘Powis Castle’ Artemisia
‘Cherry Red’ Autumn Sage
‘Disco Bells’ Hardy Hybiscus
‘Early Sunrise’ Coreopsis

 

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