Large yellow flower heads with brown or black centers protrude on tall, fuzzy stems with their foliage staying lower to the ground. Meadow Sage with its hues of purple, blue, red and white can be seen blanketing garden beds throughout Oklahoma. The biggest attraction to these is their foliage itself and the color variations contrast with one another. In Oklahoma they can tolerate light shade, especially in the hot summer months.
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Be the first to hear about exclusive flash sales, weekly specials, updates on newly arriving plants, gardening & planting tips, plus videos from our 'Grow More' series. Zinnia angustifolia x elegans ‘Profusion Apricot.’ In this photo, the weather has cooled a bit and given the zinnia its pinker color. I haven’t done a ten easiest in awhile, so I thought I’d update us all with flowers instead of veggies. I get a lot of searches from folks who want to know how to garden in our very tough conditions, and I’m here to help. Some of these flowers may not work in every situation, and in some states may even be aggressive or invasive. It is a testament to our tough growing conditions that there isn’t a large invasive plant list in Oklahoma. Pink garden phlox with black-eyed Susans (rudbeckia) Rudbeckias in all their forms. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm.’ It was selected as the Perennial Plant of the Year in 1999 and with good reason. However, it does spread by rhizomes and seed and can be quite aggressive if you don’t keep it in check especially in areas with irrigation. I make sure its dark seedheads are promptly chopped off to prevent spreading. Other rudbeckia cultivars are ‘Irish Eyes’ which has a lovely green eye, and a couple of newer ones, ‘Cherry Brandy’ and ‘Denver Daisy’ (both of which I bought to try this year.) Iris ‘Oklahoma Centennial’ I know it’s purple. One of the easiest peonies you can grow, ‘Karl Rosenfeld’ peonies with birdbath. What are the ones you plant year after year in your garden? Thanks Dee, I was trawling back through your posts looking for some ideas for a full sun bed between the house and garage that faces south. Bingo, you have given me some great ideas here with what I had already. About three years ago I planted a flat of those little pink zinnias from Lowe’s and I have not had to replant them since. I shake the seed heads around in the fall cleanup, and I have to thin them every spring or transplant baby ones!! They are great little plants for my area, OKC/Yukon. I love your column in OK Gardening and also your blog! I tried both the denver daisy and cherry brandy last year. .not sure if they will remain true to the parent plant or if they will look different. Southern Kansas seems to do well with your top 10 list too. I grow a curled petal shasta called Old Court Variety. I love them because they bloom earlier than my Shastas and extend the bloom time for my whites.
I too love hollyhocks (black and pink) and daylilies, irises. Also have lots of coneflowers, cosmos, poppies, and cleomes. Don’t have a clue what they are, but they were already here. those little zinnias are darling… Great line-up of plants, Dee. I especially like the pink garden phlox with black-eyed Susan combination.
Hi Dee, With all of the humidity here on Long Island Holly Hocks get rust but I grow them anyway because they are one of my favorites, especially “Nigra”… I think that’s the name. Although this year I am trying a powder puff type, forgot the name. I know they only last for 2 weeks, but what a two weeks!