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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

August 20, 2018

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Spurred butterfly pea vine rambles genty over its neighbors - in this case, spotted horsemint.

Spurred butterfly pea vine rambles genty over its neighbors – in this case, spotted horsemint. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Red rose mallow with tall tickseed and ironweed.

Red rose mallow with tall tickseed and ironweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Double decker monarch caterpillars!

Double decker monarch caterpillars on swamp milkweed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

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 rupestri

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Asclepias verticillata

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Centrosema virginianum

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
Chrysopis mariana

Chrysopis mariana

Maryland golden aster

Conoclinium coelestinum

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

Coreopsis lanceolata

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Euphorbia corollata

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

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

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

Hibiscus coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Lavendula x intermedia 'Grosso

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Grosso lavender

Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

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

Honeysuckle

Monarda fruticulosa

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata

Spotted horsemint

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Passiflora lutea

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passion flower vine

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Delta Snow'

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Pityopsis graminifolia

Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Appalachian mountain mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Pycnanthemum muticum

Short-toothed mountain mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Narrow-leaf mountain mint

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-headed coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Silphium asteriscus

Silphium asteriscus

Starry rosinweed

Silphium perfoliatum

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

Solidago odora

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago pinetorum

Solidago pinetorum

Small’s goldenrod

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago shortii 'Solar Cascade'

Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’

Goldenrod

Solidago stricta

Solidago stricta

Wand goldenrod

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve 'Bluebird'

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'September Ruby'

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Vernonia acaulis

Vernonia acaulis

Stemless ironweed

Vernonia lettermanii

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed