Perennials

5 Best Perennial Flowers To Grow In Oklahoma

If you want to have a beautiful flower bed in your yard, try planting an Oklahoma perennial flower. A few of the most reliable perennial flowers in Oklahoma are the Cranesbill species and cultivars.

They produce flowers that are more subtle than bedding geraniums and require well-drained, organic soil. It should be placed in partial shade during hot summer days, so it will get plenty of afternoon shade.

Some popular varieties include ‘Biokovo,’ which has yellow bells with pink stamens. The plant grows best in an area that receives a lot of sunlight and heat.

The state’s native plant, butterfly weed, is an absolutely beautiful perennial. It is elegant, and hardly noticed by gardeners, but its orange flowers will definitely attract butterflies to your yard.

It requires little maintenance and water, and it will fill in bare spots. The beauty of this perennial is that it is so easy to grow, even in full sun. Regardless of what you choose, it will be sure to brighten up your landscape.

If you want to have a colorful perennial flower bed, you should choose a variety that is native to Oklahoma. The Texoma region is in USDA growing zones 7 and 8.

The area surrounding the Texoma region is in USDA zone 8 and Northern Oklahoma is in zone 6. Knowing what will grow in your area is crucial for successful flower gardening. Consider factors such as sunlight, rainfall, and water restrictions before selecting a plant.

The Giant Coneflower is a native of Oklahoma and is ideal for gardens. The flower is golden in color and will bloom from early spring to late summer.

The plant will grow 5 to 6 feet tall. Its foliage provides ground cover and attracts finches and butterflies in late summer. Unlike other perennial flowers, it doesn’t need staking in later seasons. It can survive drought and deer, so it’s great for gardens.

The ‘Evening Primrose’ is a perennial native to western Oklahoma. Its silver-leaved leaves and rose-colored flowers make it a popular plant in a perennial garden.

It grows to three feet and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds to the area. If you have a small yard, it will thrive in a sunny spot. And because it is native to the Deep South, it is a great choice for an Oklahoma perennial flower bed.


Lilafee Barrenwort


There is nothing like the Lilafee Barrenwort (Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee’) with its unique and unusual-looking blooms!

In addition to Bishop’s Hats, Lilac Fairies, and Fairy Wings, these provide a magical, ethereal feel to your garden plots!

This showy amethyst to light purple flower has upturned spurs and four points.

A long clump of barrenworts looks like a fancy Jester’s or Bishop’s Hat dangling high above the heart-shaped foliage!

Adding this combination to your garden really brightens up shady areas!

A long spray of violet flowers covers the arching stem. They provide both stand-out specimens and delicate fillers throughout the garden during spring and early summer.

During the summer months, the leaves remain bright green and heart-shaped. There is a reddish tint to the wiry stems, and even the early spring leaves have a blush of red before becoming medium green in the summer.


Medusa Allium


With these tiny flowering ornamental onions, your landscape will look like a scene from the Lorax movie.

With one easy step, you’ll gain a design element…and support the nectar needs of critical pollinators at the same time.

Medusa Allium (Allium ‘Medusa’ PP# 28701) captures the imaginations of all who see it. It will capture the attention of friends, family, and even strangers.

The gray-green foliage grows in an erect clump up and out. You can count on it as a fine-textured fill plant, with interesting twisted ends.

During summer and early fall, Medusa takes center stage. The hooded flower buds resemble cobras as they grow on long, tall stalks that rise above mounded foliage.

Two-inch amethyst globes will soon burst open from the amethyst. A hypnotic dance of bending and swaying allium blooms catch the breezes.


Honorine Jobert Anemone


With these pure white blooms, you can create a personal paradise that is both calming and dynamic.

There is no doubt they will deliver a perfectly poised look that is never stiff or stuffy.

It is easy to see why Honorine Jobert Anemone (Anemone x ‘Honorine Jobert’) was selected as the Perennial of the Year; the flowers are stunning and the foliage is attractive.

On tall, strong stems the snow white blooms are held atop a beautiful mound of dark green foliage.

I find the fact that they bloom late in the season to be a very welcome attribute.

There are some flowers that get their showy powers at a time when most of the other flowers have started to fade…and fall color is still a long way away.

It is no wonder that butterflies come to visit the site every day, in order to gather the nectar that is so valuable to them! The Honorine Jobert Anemone brings an amazing amount of life into your garden.



All gardens have spots where beautiful flowers simply don’t grow. It might seem as if you’re stuck with an eyesore because it’s either too shady or sopping wet all the time.

There is no need to despair as Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium reptans) is looking for exactly those conditions!

Jacob’s Ladder appears as though it belongs in a fairy tale woodland, and its whimsical and practical appearance makes it an ideal addition to any garden!

Jacob’s Ladder is so named because of the symmetrical position of its dark green leaves. They are said to resemble the ladder in Jacob’s dream.

Branches sprout dense leaves, creating a mounded appearance. This dense arrangement of leaves almost makes Jacob’s Ladder look like a fern.

In spite of the leaves, the true beauty of this plant is its bell-shaped flowers that appear in late spring and continue through summer.

It seems to change from a light sky blue to a pretty soft light purple depending on the light. It appears as if the blossoms are floating atop a green cloud because they form on stems.


Hot Lips Turtlehead


There is no doubt that this is a beautiful native flower with a funny name.

Although your visitors will find it hard to keep a straight face when they ask you about it, Hot Lips Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’) is a very unusual turtle.

Late summer through fall are the months when this flowering native can be seen blooming with pinky, puffy corollas.

A bell-shaped flower with a lower petal extending out with yellow hairs (imagine a pink turtle’s head sticking out his yellow tongue) are examples of these flowers.

The colors of these flowers vary from hot pink to lavender to periwinkle.

The garden is happy to fulfill your request if you’re looking for late season blooms. The plants can be grown under a wide variety of conditions, including wet soil, which seems impossible to plant in.

This delightful plant is not only admired by people, but by all sorts of animals as well. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds alike seem to be enchanted by the pastel blooms.

It is not surprising that these pollinators love the vibrant colors of the flowers. So be sure to take a few pictures while they are around.