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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

April 30, 2018

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

The chives are gorgeous at peak bloom!

The chives are gorgeous at peak bloom! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Golden columbine and chives.

Golden columbine and chives. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Dutchman's pipe.

Dutchman’s pipe. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Mining bee on golden alexander.

Mining bee on golden alexander. 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.

Aristolochia tomentosa

Aristolochia tomentosa

Dutchman’s pipe

Carolina Moonlight wild indigo

Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’

Wild indigo

Purple Smoke wild indigo

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Wild indigo

Baptisia x variicolor 'Twilite Prairieblues

Baptisia x variicolor
‘Twilite Prairieblues’

Wild indigo

white fringetree

Chionanthus virginicus

White fringetree

Conradina

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Curlyheads

Clematis ochroleuca

Curlyheads

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

dwarf witch alder

Fothergilla major ‘Mount Airy’

Dwarf witch alder

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

 coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Lyonia mariana

Lyonia mariana

Piedmont staggerbush

 catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

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

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Mountain Indian physic

 Salvia lyrata

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf salvia

blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

 foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Garden heliotrope

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

blackhaw viburnum

Viburnum prunifolium

Blackhaw viburnum 

golden alexander

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander