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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 28, 2018

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Monarch caterpillar on redring milkweed

Monarch caterpillar on redring milkweed (Asclepias variegata). Photo by Debbie Roos.

Bumble bee on purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea).

Bumble bee on purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea). Photo by Debbie Roos.

Megachilid bee (Stelis louisae) on oxeye daisy.

Megachilid bee (Stelis louisae) on oxeye daisy. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Tiger swallowtail on possumhaw (Viburnum nudum).

Tiger swallowtail on possumhaw (Viburnum nudum). 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

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Aristolochia tomentosa

Aristolochia tomentosa

Dutchman’s pipe

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

purple milkweed

Asclepias purpurascens

Purple milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Baptisia alba

Baptisia alba

White wild indigo

downy wood mint

Blephilia ciliata

Downy wood mint

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

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Callirhoe bushii

Bush’s poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

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Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey tea

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Purple prairie clover

Dalea purpurea

Purple prairie clover

* central U.S.

Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida

Pale purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

burgundy banketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

Hypericum frondosum
‘Sunburst’

Shrubby St. John’s wort

Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

 coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

 catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Beard tongue

small's beardtongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

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Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Ruellia caroliniensis

Ruellia caroliniensis

Carolina wild petunia

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis ‘Berggarten’

Sage

* exotic

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Scutellaria integrifolia

Large-flowered skullcap

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Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Fire pink

Silene virginica

Fire pink

Indian pink

Spigelia marilandica

Indian pink

Stachys minima

Stachys minima

Dwarf betony

* exotic

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

goatsrue

Tephrosia virginiana 

Goatsrue

Thermopsis villosa

Thermopsis villosa 

Carolina lupine

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

 foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio spiderwort

Valeriana officinalis

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root

Viburnum nudum

Viburnum nudum

Possumhaw

Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'

Yucca filamentosa
‘Golden Sword’

Adam’s needle

golden alexander

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander