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Flowers: ANNUALS

Partial List of Annuals That May Survive
During Drought Conditions in Tulsa With Minimal Supplemental Water


Note: Temperature--Cool below 70&deg F., High above 85&deg F.

 

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Special Places, Uses/Tips and Comments
Sun 18-36 15-18 Dry Med. High Hot spots; Dry and drought conditions. Do not overwater or overfeed. Mulch during summer.
Sun 8-10 8-10 Dry Med. Avg Herbacious borders, beds and containers. Popular with bees.
Sun
PSh
18-24 6-8 Avg Low High Cut flowers. Pinch when first planted to encourage bushiness. May need more water.
Sun 10-12 8-10 Dry Med. Cool Will take cool, dry, drought conditions. May overwinter if mulched. Deadhead frequently.
Sun
PSh
4-8 5-7 Moist Low Avg/
High
Light shade. Hot spots. Moist areas. Heat and drought tolerant
Sun
PSh
12-14 6-8 Dry Med. Avg/
High
Tolerates hot sun, high temps, and dry periods.
Sun 6-15 6-8 Dry Low High Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions. Do not plant until weather is consistantly warm in spring. Cool weather may prevent it from flowering.
Sun 12-36 6-12 Avg/
Dry
Med. Avg/
High
Cut flowers.
LSh 18-24 8-10 Avg High Cool Cut flowers. Sow seed in very early spring where they are to bloom, they do not transplant well.
Sun
PSh
10-24 8-10 Avg Low Avg/
High
Heavy shade. Hot spots. Hanging basket. Keep flower spikes pinched off to encourage growth.
Sun 18-30 16-18 Avg/
Dry
Med. Avg Cut flowers. Deadhead flower and stem to encourage add. flowering
Sun
Lt sh
12-24 12-24 Moist/
Avg
Med. Avg/
High
Very dense root system
Sun
PSh
6-10 7-9 Avg Low Any Light shade. Tolerates alkaline soil. Fragrance. May overwinter if mulched.
Sun 10-15 8-10 Avg Med. Avg/
High
Cut flowers. Hot spots.
Sun 5-10 12 Dry Low Avg/
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Grows in poor to moderate soil.
Sun 6-10 8-10 Dry Med. Any Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions. Deadhead. Needs sandy and well-drained soil
Sun 9-30 10-15 Dry Med. Avg Pompon-like flower attractive when dried.
Sun 30-48 12-15 Dry Low Avg/
High
Dry and drought conditions. Cut flowers.
PSh 36-60 15-20 Avg Low Avg Sow from seed.
Sun 24-96 12 Dry Low High Needs long, hot summer to flower.
Sun 15-24 7-9 Dry Med. High Dry and drought conditions. Tolerates alkaline soil.
Sun 8-10 7-9 Dry Low High Dry and drought conditions.
Sun 60-90 24 Avg Low high Water well until growth established. Likes hot sun
Sun 60-90 15 Avg Low High Needs trellis support. Vine up to 20 ft.
Sun 24-36 18-24 Dry Low High Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions. Fast growing. Allow soil to dry slightly in summer. Trim to shape.
Sun 10-12 8-10 Avg Med. Avg Ground cover or cascading plant.
Sun 12-36 12-24 Dry Med. Any Cut flower. Can take dry stony soil
Sun
PSh
3-5 10-12 Avg/
Dry
Low Avg Light shade. Dry and drought conditions. Moist areas. Hanging basket. Fragrance. Use in raised containers where fragrance will be appreciated. Deadhead.
Sun 10-12 8-10 Dry Low High Very good for dry conditions. Will take poor soil. Once planted do not disturb.
Sun 8-24 8-12 Moist Med. Avg/
High
Deadhead. Can be houseplants.
Sun 6-12 10-12 Dry Med. Avg Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions. Hanging baskets. Use multiflora in massed beds; grandifloras for containers and up-close viewing. May overwinter if mulched.
Sun 4-6 6-8 Dry Low High Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions. Hanging basket.
Sun
PSh
12-24 6-8 Avg/
Moist
Low Avg/
High
Light shade. Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions. Can take moist areas. Cut flowers. Takes poor soil.
Sun 5-6 5-7 Avg Med. Any Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions. Hanging basket.
Sun
PSh
8-10 6-8 Dry Low High Light shade. Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions. Use with white or pastel flowers in areas to be viewed at night.
Sun
PSh
6-12 12-15 Dry Low High Grown for foliage. Water during severe drought.
Sun 8-30 12-15 Avg High Avg Hot spots. Cut flowers. Do not plant unless in bud or bloom, otherwise, may not bloom until late summer.
Sun 5-10 3-6 Avg High Avg Hot spots. Cut flowers.
Sun 4-8 4-6 Avg/
Dry
Low High Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions.
Sun 24-36 12-15 Avg/
Dry
Low High Cut flowers. Hot, dry conditions. Needs occ. water. Deadhead.
Sun 6-8 5-7 Avg Med. Avg/
High
Hot spots.
Sun
PSh
12-14 6-8 Any Low High Light shade. Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions. Hanging basket. Very polution tolerant.
Sun 4-36 4-10 Avg High Avg/
High
Hot spots. Dry and drought conditions. Cut flowers.

 

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