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Pineapple Plant

Pineapple Plant

This tropical plant yields edible multiple fruit called pineapples. It may be grown from a crown cutting of the fruit, possibly flowering in 20-24 months and fruiting in the following 6 months. The pineapple fruit may be eaten fresh, cooked, juiced and preserved. Our Linnaeus Garden pictured example was planted 6-15-14.

It's planter is just to the left, inside the Helmerich Arch leading to the garden. (2015)

Red Chokeberries (Aronias)

Aronia Chokeberry in Spring Aronia Chokeberry in Autumn

If you want a plant that has a different look with each season this is the plant that is a must in your landscape. Small white fragrant flowers are displayed in April and are followed by waxy bright green leaves in summer, which turn brilliant scarlet in the fall along with glossy bright red berries.

This is a medium-size, upright, deciduous shrub 6 to 8 feet in height with an open growth habit and a round top. It is best planted in groups or massed and prefers sun to partial shade.

These plants are located in the SE and NE corner of the Herb Garden.(2015)

Zinfandel Oxalis

Zinfandel Oxalis

One look at this plant and you will guess its common name - Shamrock. Zinfandel Oxalis has dark plum-colored shamrocks the size of your palm with clusters of blush pink, lily-shaped flowers.

This old-fashioned shamrock houseplant is now high fashion, with its elegant foliage, abundant delicate flowers, and vigor. Only 6 to 10 inches high with a spread to 12 inches, this plant’s tiny leaf clusters and bright flowers are massed on trailing stems that spill over the sides of shaded window boxes and containers. Though this shamrock is frost tender, it is easy to overwinter indoors, and is a nice houseplant.

Zinfandel Oxalis along steps

You can find this plant along the steps of the Boulder Garden. (2015)

Tropical Hanging Pitcher Plant (Nepontheas)

SunPatiens® - Compact Electric Orange

This Southeast Asia and Australia native plant is a sight to see. It forms pitchers (or Monkey cups) that hang from trees.

Starting with a normal looking leaf, the leaf develops a tendril at its tip which later curves upward to make a pitcher. At maturity, the pitcher inflates with air, fills with liquid, then opens to entice prey.

You can find this unusual plant in our Greenhouse.
SunPatiens® - Spreading Salmon

Encore Azaleas - Still Blooming

Encore azaleas

There is nothing more eye catching then seeing Azalea blooms in October.

Yes, that is right, Encore Azalea's have three major blooming cycles during the growing season - spring, summer, and fall.

In between their major blooming cycles they continually show their funnel-shaped flower peeking around their beautiful leaves.

Right now in the garden they are in their final blooming cycle for the season and they are really showing their stuff.

Gaillardia Arizona Apricot

Gaillardia Arizona Apricot

This free blooming, long flowering perennial is hardy in Tulsa’s zone. The blooms are yellow at the edges, then deepen to a rich apricot color at the center. Relatively maintenance free, it becomes drought tolerant after it's established. Removing old blooms will encourage continuous flowering.

This can be found across from the main entrance to the barn, in the flower bed across the driveway. (2015)



Croton is a tropical plant that can be used as an annual in the garden or in a display planter, and it comes in an amazing diversity of leaf shapes and colors. It has rather thick evergreen alternate leaves, tiny inconspicuous star-shaped yellow flowers that hang down in long racemes, and a milky sap that bleeds from cut stems. Depending on the cultivar, the leaves may be ovate to linear, entire to deeply lobed, and variegated with green, white, purple, orange, yellow, red or pink. The colors may follow the veins or the margins or they may be in blotches on the leaf.

You can find this tropical plant in a planter located South and outside the entry gate.(2015)

Creme Brulee Corabells

Creme Brulee Corabells

This vigorous cultivar prefers shady afternoons in our growing zone. Organically rich, humus rich, medium moisture and well-drained soil keep foliage texture and color evergreen.

This plant can be found on the South side of the entry walk between the first and second Pergolas. (2015)

Dichondra Silver Falls

Dihcondra Silver Bells

This plant has small silver colored leaves on a trailing stem. It can be used as ground cover or as great contrast in a mixed plant container.

Dichondra Silver Bells

Dichondra Silver Falls as it accents the colors and textures of other
plants. Here it is found in front of the Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud.

This is found at the outside curve of the drive under the Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud. (2015)

Canna South Pacific Scarlet

Canna South Pacific Scarlet

Canna South Pacific Scarlet is grown from seed, not tuber. It is a compact plant and well suited for both landscape and container use. Canna 'South Pacific Scarlet' prefers warm and humid conditions over 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

This is growing by the East barn door.(2015)

Last Updated 10/19/2015