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“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 26, 2014

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Monarch caterpillar on butterfly weed.

Monarch caterpillar on butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa).

Yarrow with spiderwort in the background.

Yarrow (Achillea ‘Paprika’) with spiderwort in the background.

Honey bee on small's beardtongue

Honey bee foraging on small’s beardtongue (Penstemon smallii).

Seedhead of the native curlyheads (Clematis ochroleuca) in front of golden alexander (Zizia aurea).

Seedhead of the native curlyheads (Clematis ochroleuca) in front of golden alexander (Zizia aurea).

Small's beardtongue (Penstemon smallii) with purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).

Small’s beardtongue (Penstemon smallii) with purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).

Adam's needle with mealycup sage.

Adam’s needle (Yucca filamentosa) with mealycup sage (Salvia farinacea).

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

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

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

Blephilia ciliata

Blephilia ciliata

Downy wood mint

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis pubescens 'Sunshine Superman'

Coreopsis pubescens
‘Sunshine Superman’

Tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

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

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Ilex glabra

Ilex glabra

Inkberry

Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

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

Monarda fruticulosa

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Oenothera berlandieri 'Siskiyou'

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Sundrops

* southwest U.S.

Oenothera fruticosa

Oenothera fruticosa

Southern sundrops

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

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Silene virginica

Silene virginica

Fire pink

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Valeriana officinalis

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

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

Zizia aurea

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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