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“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

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What’s in Bloom?

May 16, 2016

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

pollinator garden

Native dwarf wild indigo and sundrops in the pollinator garden. Photo by Debbie Roos.

beardtongue flower

The inner workings of the beardtongue flower are a wondrous thing! Photo by Debbie Roos.

honey bee on eastern bluestar

A honey bee seeks nectar from eastern bluestar. Photo by Debbie Roos.

anole on flowers

I enjoy hanging out with the anoles in the pollinator garden! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Allium schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

Amsonia hubrichtii

Amsonia hubrichtii

Arkansas bluestar

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Amsonia tabernaemontana

Bluestar

Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia canadensis

Eastern wild columbine

Aquilegia chrysantha

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Baptisia minor

Baptisia minor

Dwarf wild indigo

Blephilia ciliata

Blephilia ciliata

Downy wood mint

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Callirhoe involucrata

Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey tea

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Houstonia caerulea

Houstonia caerulea

Quaker ladies

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Ilex glabra

Ilex glabra

Inkberry

Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk'

Lavandula stoechas ‘Anouk’

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 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Oenothera berlandieri 'Siskiyou'

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Oenothera fruticosa 

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Beard tongue

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

Eastern ninebark

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Mountain Indian-physic

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

Symphytum grandiflorum 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum grandiflorum ‘Hidcote Blue’

Comfrey

* exotic

Thermopsis villosa

Thermopsis villosa 

Carolina lupine

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Valeriana officinalis

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

Viburnum nudum

Viburnum nudum

Possumhaw

Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'

Yucca filamentosa
‘Golden Sword’

Adam’s needle

Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander