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“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 21, 2012

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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


Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) with
possumhaw viburnum (Viburnum nudum), hardy geranium
(Geranium ‘Rozanne’), and bluestar (Amsonia hubrechtii).


Corner of the parking lot island bed.

 

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

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

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.

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

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 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 'Magnus'

Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'

Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Star’

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

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

Marshallia obovata

Marshallia obovata

Piedmont Barbara’s buttons

Monarda fruticulosa

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Nepeta

Nepeta ‘ Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Oenothera berlandieri

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Sundrops

* southwest U.S.

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Beard tongue

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera

Prairie coneflower / Mexican hat

rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis
‘Tuscan Blue’

Rosemary

* exotic

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory'

Stokesia laevis
‘Mary Gregory’

Stokes’ aster

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

English thyme

* exotic

Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x
‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis
‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

Viburnum nudum

Viburnum nudum

Possumhaw

Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'

Yucca filamentosa
‘Golden Sword’

Adam’s needle

Written By

Photo of Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduN.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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