NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 13, 2013

 

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Golden columbines with lavender, yarrow, and catmint in the background.

 

Leafcutter bee about to land on wild indigo.

 

Eastern wild columbine and lobed tickseed.

 

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia

* exotic

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Ajuga reptans 'Caitlin's Giant'

Ajuga reptans ‘Caitlin’s Giant’

Giant bugleweed

* exotic

chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

Amsonia hubrechtii

Amsonia hubrechtii

Arkansas bluestar

Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Eastern wild columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

Baptisia minor

Baptisia minor

Dwarf wild indigo

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

Coreopsis pubescens

Coreopsis pubescens
‘Sunshine Superman’

Tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

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

Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

Lavandula stoechas 'Purple Ribbons'

Lavandula stoechas ‘Purple Ribbons’

Spanish lavender

* exotic

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

rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’

Rosemary

* exotic

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Salvia lyrata

Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf salvia

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

English thyme

* exotic

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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