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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

May 30, 2016

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Fire pink

Fire pink (Silene virginica) in front of sundrops (Oenethera fruticosa). Photo by Debbie Roos.

pollinator garden

The yucca blooms look lovely in front of the possumhaw viburnum. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pollen-covered mining bee

Pollen-covered mining bee (Andrena sp.) on possumhaw viburnum (Viburnum nudum). Photo by Debbie Roos.

monarch on butterfly milkweed

A monarch lays an egg on butterfly milkweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

Allium cerneum

Allium cerneum

Nodding onion

Allium schoenoprasum

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

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

Callirhoe bushii

Callirhoe bushii

Bush’s poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

Callirhoe involucrata

Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

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 lanceolata

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Helenium flexuosum

Helenium flexuosum

Purple-head sneezeweed

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Itea virginica

Itea virginica

Virginia sweetspire

Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk'

Lavandula stoechas ‘Anouk’

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 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’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Oenothera fruticosa 

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Beard tongue

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

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

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Scutellaria integrifolia

Scutellaria integrifolia

Large-flowered skullcap

Sericocarpus linifolius

Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Silene virginica

Silene virginica

Fire pink

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

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 hastata

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root

Viburnum nudum

Viburnum nudum

Possumhaw

Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'

Yucca filamentosa
‘Golden Sword’

Adam’s needle