Beware Poisonous Oleander Plant - Toxic Flower

Weekend Plantings: Colorful foliage and flowers with 'Twist of Pink' oleander - News Chief

An oleander that caught my eye recently is ‘Twist of Pink,’ an offering from Southern Living Plant Collection. Also listed as ‘Pink Twist’ and ‘Planst,’ this vigorous cultivar not only flaunts deep pink blossoms; its green foliage is nicely variegated with yellow margins and splotches. Online dealers describe the variegation as ‘’creamy white,’’ but all the plants I’ve seen have...


  1. Nerium oleander / ˈ n ɪər i ə m ˈ oʊ l iː æ n d ər / is a shrub or small tree in the dogbane family Apocynaceae, toxic in all its parts. It is the only species currently classified in the genus Nerium. It is most commonly known as nerium or oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea.
  2. Oleander plants (Nerium oleander) are among the most versatile of shrubs, with dozens of uses in southern and coastal landscapes. They tolerate a wide range of conditions, including difficult soil, salt spray, high pH, severe pruning, reflected heat from pavements and walls, and drought. But the one ...
  3. If you want to plant your oleander plant outside, you have to prepare your garden’s soil beforehand. Only the fewest soils are naturally made to act as a substrate. If you look for evergreen oleander in nature, you will see that it mostly grows in the flooded areas of riparian zones, which are nutrient-rich and condensed.
  4. Oleander poisoning occurs when someone eats the flowers or chews the leaves or stems of the oleander plant (Nerium oleander), or its relative, the yellow oleander (Cascabela thevetia). This article is for information only. DO NOT use it to treat or manage an actual poison exposure.
  5. Create a Mediterranean feel in your garden with this drought tolerant, evergreen shrub. Oleanders are not hardy but containers can be placed outdoors during the summer months. The single or double flowers range in colour from white to red and plants can grow into large bushy shrubs around 6m (20ft) tall.
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Flowers of Nerium Oleander
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Digitally manipulated oleander from my back yard.
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