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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 1, 2019

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Carolina anole hunting in bronze fennel.

Carolina anole hunting in bronze fennel. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pipevine

Pipevine. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Adam's needle with spiderwort.

Adam’s needle with spiderwort. 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

Dutchman's pipe

Aristolochia tomentosa

Dutchman’s pipe

Carolina Moonlight wild indigo

Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’

Wild indigo

Purple Smoke wild indigo

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Wild indigo

'Twilite Prairieblues' wild indigo

Baptisia x variicolor
‘Twilite Prairieblues’

Wild indigo

White fringetree

Chionanthus virginicus

White fringetree

Curlyheads

Clematis ochroleuca

Curlyheads

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Pale purple coneflower

Echinacea pallida

Pale purple coneflower

 Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Piedmont Barbara's buttons

Marshallia obovata

Piedmont Barbara’s buttons

 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

Downy phlox

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Eastern ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

Eastern ninebark

Mountain Indian physic

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Mountain Indian physic

 'Victoria Blue' mealycup sage

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

 Lyreleaf sage

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