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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

July 22, 2019

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Potter wasp on bronze fennel.

Potter wasp on bronze fennel. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Snowberry clearwing moth caterpillar on honeysuckle.

Snowberry clearwing moth caterpillar on honeysuckle. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Native wild quinine, also called American feverfew, attracts a diversity of small pollinators including native bees, flies, wasps, and others.

Native wild quinine, also called American feverfew, attracts a diversity of small pollinators including native bees, flies, wasps, and others. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

'Blue Fortune' anise hyssop

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

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

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

Carolina doll's daisy

Boltonia caroliniana

Carolina doll’s daisy

Lesser calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

American beautyberry

Callicarpa americana

American beautyberry

Fringed poppy mallow

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

Spurred butterfly-pea

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
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

Purple prairie clover

Dalea purpurea

Purple prairie clover

* central U.S.

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

Bronze fennel

Foeniculum rubrum

Bronze fennel

*exotic

Burgundy 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

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

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Ornamental oregano

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Wild quinine

Parthenium integrifolium

Wild quinine

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

Loomis' mountain mint

Pycnanthemum loomisii

Loomis’ 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

Mexican hat

Ratibida columnifera

Mexican hat

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

Small’s goldenrod

Solidago pinetorum

Small’s goldenrod

Prairie goldenrod

Solidago ptarmicoides

Prairie goldenrod

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

Stemless ironweed

Vernonia acaulis

Stemless ironweed

Threadleaf ironweed

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed

New York ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed

Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root