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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

April 24, 2017

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Native columbines with catmint and golden alexander.

Native columbines with catmint and golden alexander. Photo by Debbie Roos.

wild indigo

Leafcutter bee foraging on wild indigo (Baptisia x ‘Carolina Moonlight’). Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Allium schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Amsonia hubrichtii 

Amsonia hubrichtii

Arkansas bluestar

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Bluestar

Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Eastern wild columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

Arnica acaulis

Arnica acaulis

Common leopardbane

Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight'

Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’

Wild indigo

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Wild indigo

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Clematis ochroleuca

Clematis ochroleuca

Curlyheads

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk'

Lavandula stoechas ‘Anouk’

Spanish lavender

* exotic

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’, ‘Major Wheeler’,
and ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Oenothera berlandieri 'Siskiyou'

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Oenothera fruticosa

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Phlox nivalis 'Snowdrift'

Phlox nivalis ‘Snowdrift’

White moss phlox

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

Eastern ninebark

Salvia lyrata

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf salvia

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

Symphytum grandiflorum 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum grandiflorum ‘Hidcote Blue’

Comfrey

* exotic

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Valeriana officinalis

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

Viburnum prunifolium

Viburnum prunifolium

Blackhaw viburnum 

Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander