NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 2, 2016

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Spring in the pollinator garden! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Spring in the pollinator garden! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pretty combo of Carolina Moonlight wild indigo and eastern bluestar. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pretty combo of Carolina Moonlight wild indigo and eastern bluestar. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Shady corner vignette with foamflower, spiderwort, and eastern ninebark. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Shady corner vignette with foamflower, spiderwort, and eastern ninebark. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Amsonia hubrechtii

Amsonia hubrichtii

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

Baptisia 'Purple Smoke'

Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’

Wild indigo

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

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Houstonia caerulea

Houstonia caerulea

Quaker ladies

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’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

phlox

Phlox nivalis ‘Snowdrift’

White moss phlox

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

Eastern ninebark

Mountain Indian-physic

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Mountain Indian-physic

Salvia lyrata

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf salvia

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

comfrey

Symphytum grandiflorum ‘Hidcote Blue’

Comfrey

* exotic

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.

Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander

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