NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

August 28, 2017

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Eastern tiger swallowtail on cup plant

Eastern tiger swallowtail on cup plant. Photo by Debbie Roos.

A honey bee and a sweat bee enjoy the offerings of a lanceleaf blankeflower.

A honey bee and a sweat bee enjoy the offerings of a lanceleaf blankeflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The whorled milkweed has been a champion bloomer in the pollinator garden!

The whorled milkweed has been a champion bloomer in the pollinator garden! 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.

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

 Boltonia decurrens

Boltonia decurrens

Decurrent false aster

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Centrosema virginianum

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

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Chrysopis mariana

Maryland golden aster

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Clinopodium georgianum

Georgia savory

Eupatorium greggii

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

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

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

Hibiscus grandiflora

Hibiscus grandiflora

Velvet mallow

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Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

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Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

Monarda fruticulosa

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata

Spotted horsemint

 catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* 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

Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

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Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

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Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

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Solidago bicolor

White goldenrod

Solidago odora

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

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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

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Bluebird aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

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Vernonia acaulis

Stemless ironweed

Vernonia lettermanii

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed

Written By

Photo of Debbie RoosDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
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