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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 4, 2015

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

pollinator garden

Lobed tickseed, columbines, bluestar, catmint, and more!

'Carolina Moonlight' wild indigo backed by eastern ninebark

‘Carolina Moonlight’ wild indigo backed by eastern ninebark

pollinator garden

Bluestar, eastern ninebark, St. John’s wort, and garden heliotrope

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Allium schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii

Arkansas bluestar

Amsonia tabernaemontana

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

Clematis ochroleuca

Clematis ochroleuca

Curlyheads

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Houstonia caerulea

Houstonia caerulea

Quaker ladies

Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk'

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 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Oenothera berlandieri 'Siskiyou'

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Sundrops

* southwest U.S.

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Phlox nivalis 'Snowdrift'

Phlox nivalis ‘Snowdrift’

White moss phlox

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

Eastern ninebark

Salvia lyrata

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf salvia

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Valeriana officinalis

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander