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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

Licorice hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Nodding onion

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

Calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

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

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Tall tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Whorled tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Flowering spurge

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

Rattlesnake master

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake master

Joe-pye weed

Eupatorium dubium

Joe-pye weed

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Bronze fennel

Foeniculum rubrum

Bronze fennel

*exotic

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Purple-head sneezeweed

Helenium flexuosum

Purple-head sneezeweed

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

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

Yellow passion flower vine

Passiflora lutea

Yellow 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

Appalachian mountain mint

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Appalachian mountain mint

Short-toothed mountain mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Short-toothed mountain mint

Virginia mountain mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Narrow-leaf mountain mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Narrow-leaf mountain mint

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Green-headed coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-headed coneflower

Brown-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Hoary skullcap

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Starry rosinweed

Silphium asteriscus

Starry rosinweed

Cup plant

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

Small’s goldenrod

Solidago pinetorum

Small’s goldenrod

'Fireworks' rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Solar Cascade goldenrod

Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’

Goldenrod

Wand goldenrod

Solidago stricta

Wand goldenrod

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Bluebird aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Frost aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Stemless ironweed

Vernonia acaulis

Stemless ironweed

Threadleaf ironweed

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed

New York ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed