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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

July 23, 2018

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

American lady butterfly on blazing star (Liatris ligulistylus).

American lady butterfly on blazing star (Liatris ligulistylus). Photo by Debbie Roos.

Hoary skullcap (Scutellaria incana).

Hoary skullcap (Scutellaria incana). Photo by Debbie Roos.

he wheel bugs love hanging out on the joe-pye weed and grabbing unsuspecting pollinators like this hapless bumble bee.

he wheel bugs love hanging out on the joe-pye weed and grabbing unsuspecting pollinators like this hapless bumble bee. 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.

Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

American beautyberry

Callicarpa americana

American beautyberry

Bush's poppy mallow

Callirhoe bushii

Bush’s poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Fringed poppy mallow

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

Prairie poppy mallow

Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Spurred butterfly-pea

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
Eupatorium greggii

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

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

Blazing star

Liatris ligulistylis

Blazing star

Gayfeather

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

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

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

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

Scutellaria incana

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

Stokes' aster 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Bluebird aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* 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