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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 14, 2018

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Blanketflower, downy wood mint, and phlox.

Blanketflower, downy wood mint, and phlox. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Paper wasp foraging on golden alexander.

Paper wasp foraging on golden alexander. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Carolina anoles mating in the pollinator garden.

Carolina anoles mating in the pollinator garden. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Spicebush swallowtail butterfly egg on spicebush.

Spicebush swallowtail butterfly egg on spicebush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Downy wood mint and phlox.

Downy wood mint and phlox. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Yucca and wild indigo.

Yucca and wild indigo. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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

golden columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

Aristolochia tomentosa

Aristolochia tomentosa

Dutchman’s pipe

purple milkweed

Asclepias purpurascens

Purple milkweed

Baptisia minor

Baptisia minor

Dwarf wild indigo

downy wood mint

Blephilia ciliata

Downy wood mint

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

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Callirhoe bushii

Bush’s poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

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Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey tea

Conradina

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Curlyheads

Clematis ochroleuca

Curlyheads

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida

Pale purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

burgundy banketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

 coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Lyonia mariana

Lyonia mariana

Piedmont staggerbush

Marshallia obovata

Marshallia obovata

Piedmont Barbara’s buttons

Monarda bradburiana

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

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Beard tongue

small's beardtongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Snowdrift phlox

Phlox nivalis ‘Snowdrift’

White moss phlox

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

eastern ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

Eastern ninebark

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Mountain Indian physic

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis ‘Berggarten’

Sage

* exotic

Fire pink

Silene virginica

Fire pink

Indian pink

Spigelia marilandica

Indian pink

Thermopsis villosa

Thermopsis villosa 

Carolina lupine

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

 foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio spiderwort

Valeriana officinalis

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'

Yucca filamentosa
‘Golden Sword’

Adam’s needle

golden alexander

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander