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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

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

Hoary skullcap

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

predatory insects

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

Agastache rupestris

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

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Callicarpa americana

Callicarpa americana

American beautyberry

Callirhoe bushii

Callirhoe bushii

Bush’s poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

Callirhoe involucrata

Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Centrosema virginianum

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
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

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

Lavendula x intermedia 'Grosso'

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Grosso lavender

Liatris ligulistylis

Liatris ligulistylis

Blazing star

Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

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

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

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

Green-headed coneflower

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 pinetorum

Solidago pinetorum

Small’s goldenrod

Solidago ptarmicoides

Solidago ptarmicoides

Prairie goldenrod

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ 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

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

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

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root