NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 12, 2014

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Wild indigo (Baptisia 'Purple Smoke') with golden alexander (Zizia aurea) in the background.

Wild indigo (Baptisia ‘Purple Smoke’) with golden alexander (Zizia aurea) in the background.

Bluestar (Amsonia hubrechtii) in front of catmint and wild columbines.

Bluestar (Amsonia hubrechtii) in front of catmint and wild columbines.

Gray hairstreak on bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana).

Gray hairstreak on bluestar (Amsonia tabernaemontana).

Assassin bug on eastern ninebark.

Assassin bug on eastern ninebark.

Leafcutter bee on wild indigo (Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight').

Leafcutter bee on wild indigo (Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’).

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

Amsonia hubrechtii

Amsonia hubrechtii

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

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

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

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Ilex decidua

Ilex decidua

Possumhaw

Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’ and ‘Major Wheeler’

Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Marshallia obovata

Marshallia obovata

Piedmont Barbara’s buttons

Monarda bradburiana

Monarda bradburiana

Wild bergamot

Nepeta

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Oenothera berlandieri

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Sundrops

* southwest U.S.

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

phlox

Phlox nivalis ‘Snowdrift’

White moss phlox

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

Eastern ninebark

Salvia lyrata

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf salvia

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

Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander

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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