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“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

August 18, 2014

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

pollinator garden plants

Great blue lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) with calamint in a shady corner.

pollinator garden plants

Cigar plant (Cuphea ignea) has been a favorite of the local hummingbirds!

carpenter bee collecting pollen

Carpenter bee on seashore mallow (Kosteltzkya virginica).

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

Agastache x 'Golden Jubilee'

Agastache x ‘Golden Jubilee’

Anise hyssop

* exotic

Agastache rupestris

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Allium cerneum

Allium cerneum

Nodding onion

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Boltonia decurrens

Boltonia decurrens

Decurrent false aster

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

Conoclinium greggii

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/
palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall 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

Eurybia divaricatus

Eurybia divaricatus

White wood aster

Foeniculum rubrum

Foeniculum rubrum

Bronze fennel

*exotic

Gaillardia aestivalis 'Grape Sensation'

Gaillardia aestivalis ‘Grape Sensation’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

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 'Summer Nights'

Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Hibiscus coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

Lobelia siphilitica

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

Nepeta 'Walker's Low

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

Passion flower vine

Passiflora lutea

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passion flower vine

Phlox paniculata 'Delta Snow'

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Lord Clayton'

Phlox paniculata ‘Lord Clayton’

Garden phlox

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Pycnanthemum incanum

Pycnanthemum incanum

Mountain mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Pycnanthemum muticum

Short-toothed mountain mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Narrow-leaf mountain mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera

Prairie coneflower / Mexican hat

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Showy goldenrod

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'September Ruby'

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

English thyme

* exotic

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis
‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

Vernonia lettermanii

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed

Written By

Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie E-mail Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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