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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

August 19, 2019

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

butterfly pea vine

Native spurred butterfly pea vine planted as a groundcover. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Black swallowtail on cardinal flower.

Black swallowtail on cardinal flower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Native obedient plant.

Native obedient plant. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Mexican giant hyssop

Agastache mexicana ‘Acapulco Orange’

Mexican giant hyssop

* native to Mexico

Licorice hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Nodding onion

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Dwarf indigo bush

Amorpha herbacea

Dwarf indigo bush

Carolina doll's daisy

Boltonia caroliniana

Carolina doll’s daisy

Lesser calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Fringed poppy mallow

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

Spurred butterfly-pea

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
Maryland golden aster

Chrysopis mariana

Maryland golden aster

Wild ageratum

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

Palmleaf thoroughwort

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/
palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Tall tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Whorled tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

American dittany

Cunila origanoides

American dittany/wild oregano

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Rattlesnake master

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake master

Joe-pye weed

Eupatorium dubium

Joe-pye weed

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Roundleaf thoroughwort

Eupatorium rotundifolium

Roundleaf thoroughwort

Flowering spurge

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

White wood aster

Eurybia divaricatus

White wood aster

Burgundy blanketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Oxeye daisy

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Seashore mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Grosso lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Grosso lavender
* exotic

Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

Great blue lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Spotted beebalm

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Spotted horsemint

Monarda punctata

Spotted horsemint

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Ornamental oregano

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Purple passion flower vine

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Garden phlox

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

Obedient plant

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Loomis' mountain mint

Pycnanthemum loomisii

Loomis’ mountain mint

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Green-headed coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-headed coneflower

Brown-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Starry rosinweed

Silphium asteriscus

Starry rosinweed

Cup plant

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

Early goldenrod

Solidago juncea

Early goldenrod

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

Small’s goldenrod

Solidago pinetorum

Small’s goldenrod

Prairie goldenrod

Solidago ptarmicoides

Prairie goldenrod

'Fireworks' rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

Frost aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic
* exotic

Blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Hoary vervain

Verbena stricta

Hoary vervain

Stemless ironweed

Vernonia acaulis

Stemless ironweed

Threadleaf ironweed

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed

New York ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed