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“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 18, 2020

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

See a slideshow of early May blooms in the pollinator garden.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

 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

Dutchman's pipe

Aristolochia tomentosa

Dutchman’s pipe

Clasping milkweed

Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping milkweed

Purple milkweed

Asclepias purpurascens

Purple milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

White wild indigo

Baptisia alba

White wild indigo

Hybrid wild indigo

Baptisia alba x sphaerocarpus

Hybrid wild indigo

Dwarf wild indigo

Baptisia minor

Dwarf wild indigo

'Twilite Prairieblues' wild indigo

Baptisia x variicolor
‘Twilite Prairieblues’

Wild indigo

Downy wood mint

Blephilia ciliata

Downy wood mint

Lesser calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Prairie poppy mallow

Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

New Jersey tea

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey tea

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Whorled tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Pale purple coneflower

Echinacea pallida

Pale purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Burgundy blanketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Beeblossom

Gaura lindheimeri
‘Summer Breeze’

Beeblossom

* Texas

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Canadian summer bluet

Houstonia canadensis

Canadian summer bluet

Oakleaf hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Virginia sweetspire

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Piedmont Barbara's buttons

Marshallia obovata

Piedmont Barbara’s buttons

Wild bergamot

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

Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Beardtongue

Small's beardtongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Downy phlox

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Mountain Indian physic

Porteranthus trifoliatus

Mountain Indian physic

Mexican hat

Ratibida columnifera

Mexican hat

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

 'Victoria Blue' mealycup sage

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Large-flowered skullcap

Scutellaria integrifolia

Large-flowered skullcap

Fire pink

Silene virginica

Fire pink

Blue-eyed grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue-eyed grass

Indian pink

Spigelia marilandica

Indian pink

Goatsrue

Tephrosia virginiana 

Goatsrue

Carolina lupine

Thermopsis villosa 

Carolina lupine

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Skunk meadowrue

Thalictrum revolutum 

Skunk meadowrue

Foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Ohio spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio spiderwort

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic
* exotic

Garden heliotrope

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

Possumhaw

Viburnum nudum

Possumhaw

Adam's needle

Yucca filamentosa
‘Golden Sword’

Adam’s needle

Heartleaf golden alexander

Zizia aptera

Heartleaf golden alexander

Golden alexander

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander

Written By

Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie E-mail Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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