NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

August 8, 2016

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Hummingbird moth feeding on swamp milkweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hummingbird moth feeding on swamp milkweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The two-spotted longhorned bee knows to visit the seashore mallow in the morning before the blooms close in the afternoon! Photo by Debbie Roos.

The two-spotted longhorned bee knows to visit the seashore mallow in the morning before the blooms close in the afternoon! Photo by Debbie Roos.

An American snout butterfly and an Ailanthus webworm moth forage side-by-side on Small's goldenrod. Photo by Debbie Roos.

An American snout butterfly and an Ailanthus webworm moth forage side-by-side on Small’s goldenrod. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The honey bees seem quite interested in spurred butterfly pea, a native vine planted as a groundcover. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The honey bees seem quite interested in spurred butterfly pea, a native vine planted as a groundcover. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

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Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Allium cerneum

Allium cerneum

Nodding onion

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

 Boltonia decurrens

Boltonia decurrens

Decurrent false aster

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

Centrosema virginianum

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Eupatorium greggii

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

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Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Eryngium yuccifolium

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake master

Eupatorium dubium

Eupatorium dubium

Joe-pye weed

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Foeniculum rubrum

Foeniculum rubrum

Bronze fennel

*exotic

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia aestivalis 'Grape Sensation'

Gaillardia aestivalis
‘Grape Sensation’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

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Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

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Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

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Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’ and ‘Major Wheeler’

Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Monarda fruticulosa

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata

Spotted horsemint

Nepeta

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Origanum laevigatum 'Pilgrim'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Pilgrim’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Passiflora lutea

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passion flower vine

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Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Delta Snow'

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Lord Clayton'

Phlox paniculata ‘Lord Clayton’

Garden phlox

Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

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Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Appalachian mountain mint

Pycnanthemum incanum

Pycnanthemum incanum

Mountain mint

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Pycnanthemum muticum

Short-toothed mountain mint

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Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Narrow-leaf mountain mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

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Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

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Silphium asteriscus

Starry rosinweed

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Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

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Solidago pinetorum

Small’s goldenrod

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Solar Cascade goldenrod

Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’

Goldenrod

Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Showy goldenrod

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Bluebird aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Verbena stricta

Verbena stricta

Hoary vervain

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Vernonia acaulis

Stemless ironweed

Vernonia lettermanii

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root