NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

April 28, 2014

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to the North Carolina Piedmont unless otherwise noted.

Spiderwort, eastern ninebark, and foamflower in the shady corner of the pollinator garden.

Spiderwort, eastern ninebark, and foamflower in the shady corner of the pollinator garden.

Honey bee on golden alexander (Zizia aurea).

Honey bee on golden alexander (Zizia aurea).

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Ajuga reptans 'Caitlin's Giant'

Ajuga reptans ‘Caitlin’s Giant’

Giant bugleweed

* exotic

chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

Amsonia hubrechtii

Amsonia hubrechtii

Arkansas bluestar

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Amsonia tabernaemontana

Bluestar

Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Eastern wild columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight'

Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’

Wild indigo

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Chionanthus virginicus

White fringetree

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

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Clematis ochroleuca

Curlyheads

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Fothergilla

Fothergilla major ‘Mount Airy’

Dwarf witch alder

Ilex decidua

Ilex decidua

Possumhaw

Lavandula stoechas 'Purple Ribbons'

Lavandula stoechas ‘Purple Ribbons’

Spanish lavender

* exotic

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’ and ‘Major Wheeler’

Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Oenothera berlandieri

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Sundrops

* southwest U.S.

phlox

Phlox nivalis ‘Snowdrift’

White moss phlox

Rhus aromatica

Rhus aromatica

Fragrant sumac

Salvia lyrata

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf salvia

Sedum ternatum

Sedum ternatum

Woodland stonecrop

Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

blueberry

Vaccinium corymbosum

Blueberry

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis
‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander

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