NC State Extension

“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 (Achillea 'Paprika') with spiderwort in the background.

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

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

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 (Yucca filamentosa) with mealycup sage (Salvia farinacea).

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 hubrechtii

Amsonia hubrechtii

Arkansas bluestar

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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

downy wood mint

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

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

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

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Oenothera berlandieri

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Sundrops

* southwest U.S.

Southern sundrops

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.

Fire pink

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

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

Photo of Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
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