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Chatham Mills “Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 15, 2010

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Swallowtail larva on bronze fennel

Swallowtail larva on bronze fennel.

Small’s beard tongue (Penstemon smallii) in front, flanked in the back from left to right: yarrow (Achillea x ‘Moonshine’ and ‘Paprika’) and lanceleaf blanketflower (Gaillardia x ‘Torchlight’).

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia

* exotic

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Achillea

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* 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 alba

Baptisia alba

White wild indigo

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis pubescens

Coreopsis pubescens ‘Sunshine Superman’

Tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Fragrant Angel'

Echinacea purpurea ‘Fragrant Angel’

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea ‘Kim’s Knee High’

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Sundown'

Echinacea purpurea ‘Sundown’

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Tiki Torch'

Echinacea purpurea ‘Tiki Torch’

Purple coneflower

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Oranges and Lemons'

Gaillardia ‘Oranges and Lemons’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Tizzy'

Gaillardia ‘Tizzy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Torchlight'

Gaillardia ‘Torchlight’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Ilex glabra

Ilex glabra

Inkberry

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

Nepeta

Nepeta ‘ Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'

Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker’s Red’

Beard tongue

rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’

Rosemary

* exotic

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’

Gloriosa daisy

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* native to southwestern U.S.

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

English thyme

Tiarella

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

Viburnum nudum

Viburnum nudum

Possumhaw

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