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.

Leafcutter bee foraging on wild indigo

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

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

 Moonshine yarrow

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Paprika yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Arkansas bluestar 

Amsonia hubrichtii

Arkansas bluestar

Eastern bluestar

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Bluestar

Eastern columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Eastern wild columbine

golden columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

common leopardbane

Arnica acaulis

Common leopardbane

Carolina Moonlight wild indigo

Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’

Wild indigo

Purple Smoke wild indigo

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Wild indigo

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

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Clematis ochroleuca

Curlyheads

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

burgundy banketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Spanish lavender

Lavandula stoechas ‘Anouk’

Spanish lavender

* exotic

 coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

 catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

small's beardtongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Snowdrift phlox

Phlox nivalis ‘Snowdrift’

White moss phlox

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

eastern ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

Eastern ninebark

 Salvia lyrata

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf salvia

blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

comfrey

Symphytum grandiflorum ‘Hidcote Blue’

Comfrey

* exotic

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

 foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

blackhaw viburnum

Viburnum prunifolium

Blackhaw viburnum 

golden alexander

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander