42 different oleander cultivars are represented at the Oleander House.


The colors range from pure white through light pink, dark pink, red to dark red; from pale yellow to vanilla-yellow, and several shades of salmon.

In each color there are both single-flowered and double-flowered varieties, sometimes hose-in-hose (that is, two superimposed corollas) forms as well.

The growth habits are just as varied – from dwarf forms to large, wide bushes or trees.

Many of the oleanders are young or just a few years old, but there are some specimens here which are decades old; some of then over 60 years old.

 

       The cultivars by name

 

1
Alassio Magenta-pink, single, rain-resistant, long-blooming 
2
Alsace White (very pale pink), single, blooms even in unfavorable summers
3
Belle Helene Bright pink, single, long-blooming
4
Blue-Blanc Re D® Intense red with white streaks, double, blue-green foliage
5
Dr. Ragioneri Salmon, single, large flowers
6
Emile Sahut Intense dark red, petal edges almost black, single
7
Geant des Batailles Intense red with white streaks, double, standard old variety (Correct name probably Commandant Barthélémy)
8
Grandiflorum Huge deep-pink blossoms, single, fragrant
9
Hardy Pink Bright pink, single, stems don’t get bare
10
Hardy Red Red, single, very wide petals, intensely-colored
11
Harriet Newding White to light pink, variegated, single
12
Isle of Capri Vanilla-yellow, single
13
Italia Red, single, one of the most frost-tolerant cultivars
14
Jannoch Fuchsia-red, single. Hardy, tolerant variety, long-blooming
15
Louis Pouget Huge light-pink flowers, double, very fragrant
16
Luteum Plenum Vanilla-yellow, double, fragrant, long-blooming
17
Madame Allen Light phlox-pink, double, fragrant
18
Madame Leon Blum Peach-colored, classic variety, single, floriferous
19
Magaly Phlox-pink, single, lightly fragrant, long-blooming
20
Maresciallo Graziani Light salmon-pink, throat yellow, single 
21
Margaritha Bengal pink, single, lightly fragrant, floriferous; a connoisseur’s variety
22
Marie Gambetta Intense yellow, single, magnificent but temperamental, long-blooming
23
Marie Mauron® Deep pink, single, compact cultivar
24
Maurin des Maures® Deep pink, single, compact variety, long-blooming
25
Mont Blanc Pure white, hose-in-hose, fragrant, long-blooming
26
Mrs. Roeding Magenta-pink to salmon-pink, double, fragrant, floriferous
27
Petite Red Dwarf variety, dark red, single
28
Petite Salmon Dwarf variety, salmon, single
29
Prof. Granel Light red, hose-in-hose
30
Re D® JR 95-3 Red, single, large windmill-shaped
31
Rosario Peach-pink to phlox-pink, double, large inflorescences
32
Roseum Plenum Peach-pink to reddish-pink, double, fragrant 
33
Sealy Pink Delicate pastel-pink, single, outstanding bloomer
34
Soeur Agnes Pure white, single, long-blooming
35
Soleil Levant Deep peach color, single, yellow center, blooms from spring to midsummer
36
Souvenir de Michel Salmon-pink, double, very fragrant
37
Souvenir d. Iles Canaries Light yellow, single
38
Splendens Giganteum Pink, double, very fragrant; has been grown for centuries in the Weinbau district
39
Taurus Pink, single, from the Taurus Mountains of Turkey, high frost tolerance
40
Turners Carnival Peach-colored, single, small flowers
41
Ville de Carpentras Azallea-pink to baby-pink, yellow center, hose-in-hose
42
Ville de la Londe Luminous cherry-red, single, long-blooming 

 

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