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“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 4, 2020

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

See a slideshow of late April blooms in the pollinator garden.

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

Purple milkweed

Asclepias purpurascens

Purple milkweed

White wild indigo

Baptisia alba

White wild indigo

Hybrid wild indigo
Baptisia alba x sphaerocarpusHybrid wild indigo
'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

Downy wood mint

Blephilia ciliata

Downy wood mint

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Pale purple coneflower

Echinacea pallida

Pale purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Robin's plaintain

Erigeron pulchellus

Robin’s plaintain

Burgundy blanketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Canadian summer bluet

Houstonia canadensis

Canadian summer bluet

Virginia sweetspire

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Piedmont Barbara's buttons

Marshallia obovata

Piedmont Barbara’s buttons

Wild bergamot

Monarda bradburiana

Wild bergamot

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Small's beardtongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

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

Blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Skunk meadowrue

Thalictrum revolutum 

Skunk meadowrue

Foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Ohio spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio spiderwort

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic
* exotic

Garden heliotrope

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

Blackhaw viburnum

Viburnum prunifolium

Blackhaw viburnum 

Heartleaf golden alexander

Zizia aptera

Heartleaf golden alexander

Golden alexander

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander

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Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie E-mail Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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