NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

June 1, 2015

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Bumble bee on downy wood mint

Bumble bee on downy wood mint

Native Adam's needle in front of possumhaw viburnum

Native Adam’s needle in front of possumhaw viburnum

Lovely pure bloom of native Adam's needle

Lovely pure bloom of native Adam’s needle

Bumble bee on New Jersey tea

Bumble bee on New Jersey tea

Great spangled fritillary nectaring on butterfly weed

Great spangled fritillary nectaring on butterfly weed

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

Agastache x 'Golden Jubilee'

Agastache x ‘Golden Jubilee’

Anise hyssop

* exotic

Allium cerneum

Allium cerneum

Nodding onion

Aquilegia chrysantha

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Baptisia alba

Baptisia alba

White wild indigo

downy wood mint

Blephilia ciliata

Downy wood mint

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey tea

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Gaillardia aestivalis 'Grape Sensation'

Gaillardia aestivalis
‘Grape Sensation’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Oranges and Lemons'

Gaillardia ‘Oranges and Lemons’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

Hypericum frondosum
‘Sunburst’

Shrubby St. John’s wort

Lavandula stoechas 'Purple Ribbons'

Lavandula stoechas ‘Anouk’

Spanish lavender

* exotic

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’ and ‘Major Wheeler’

Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Nepeta

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Oenothera berlandieri

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Sundrops

* southwest U.S.

Southern sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa

Southern sundrops

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Beard tongue

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

whitetop aster

Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Fire pink

Silene virginica

Fire pink

Stachys minima

Stachys minima

Dwarf betony

* exotic

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis
‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root

Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'

Yucca filamentosa
‘Golden Sword’

Adam’s needle

Written By

Photo of Debbie RoosDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
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