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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 27, 2019

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Coneflower, Carolina lupine, common milkweed, mountain mint, and whorled tickseed.

Coneflower, Carolina lupine, common milkweed, mountain mint, and whorled tickseed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Clasping milkweed.

Clasping milkweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Florida predatory stink bug nymphs feeding on a weevil on the cup plant.

Florida predatory stink bug nymphs feeding on a weevil on the cup plant. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pink spotted lady beetle on dwarf indigo bush.

Pink spotted lady beetle on dwarf indigo bush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

 Moonshine yarrow

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Paprika yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

'Blue Fortune' anise hyssop

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

Nodding onion

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Dwarf indigo bush

Amorpha herbacea

Dwarf indigo bush

Clasping milkweed

Asclepias amplexicaulis

Clasping milkweed

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Purple milkweed

Asclepias purpurascens

Purple milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

White wild indigo

Baptisia alba

White wild indigo

Downy wood mint

Blephilia ciliata

Downy wood mint

Lesser calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Bush's poppy mallow

Callirhoe bushii

Bush’s poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Fringed poppy mallow

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

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

Purple prairie clover

Dalea purpurea

Purple prairie clover

* central U.S.

Pale purple coneflower

Echinacea pallida

Pale purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Flowering spurge

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

Burgundy blanketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Beeblossom

Gaura lindheimeri
‘Belleeza Dark Pink’

Beeblossom

* Texas

Beeblossom

Gaura lindheimeri
‘Summer Breeze’

Beeblossom

* Texas

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Oxeye daisy

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Canadian summer bluet

Houstonia canadensis

Canadian summer bluet

Oakleaf hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Shrubby St. John's wort

Hypericum frondosum
‘Sunburst’

Shrubby St. John’s wort

Grosso lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Grosso lavender

Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Piedmont Barbara's buttons

Marshallia obovata

Piedmont Barbara’s buttons

Lemon beebalm

Monarda citriodora

Lemon beebalm

Spotted beebalm

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Ornamental oregano

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Purple passion flower vine

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Beardtongue

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Beardtongue

Small's beardtongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beardtongue

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Downy phlox

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Virginia mountain mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Mexican hat

Ratibida columnifera

Mexican hat

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Carolina wild petunia

Ruellia caroliniensis

Carolina wild petunia

 'Victoria Blue' mealycup sage

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Large-flowered skullcap

Scutellaria integrifolia

Large-flowered skullcap

Whitetop aster

Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Fire pink

Silene virginica

Fire pink

Cup plant

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

Indian pink

Spigelia marilandica

Indian pink

Dwarf betony

Stachys minima

Dwarf betony

* exotic

Goatsrue

Tephrosia virginiana 

Goatsrue

Skunk meadowrue

Thalictrum revolutum 

Skunk meadowrue

Carolina lupine

Thermopsis villosa 

Carolina lupine

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

 Foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root

Viburnum nudum

Viburnum nudum

Possumhaw

Blackhaw viburnum

Viburnum prunifolium

Blackhaw viburnum 

Adam's needle

Yucca filamentosa
‘Golden Sword’

Adam’s needle