NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

July 27, 2015

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to the North Carolina Piedmont unless otherwise noted.

Red admiral on threadleaf ironweed.

Red admiral on threadleaf ironweed.

Scoliid wasp foraging on mountain mint.

Scoliid wasp foraging on mountain mint.

A goldfinch snacks on tall tickseed

A goldfinch snacks on tall tickseed

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 x 'Golden Jubilee'

Agastache x ‘Golden Jubilee’

Anise hyssop

* exotic

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Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Allium cerneum

Allium cerneum

Nodding onion

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

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Asclepias rubra

Red milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

 Boltonia decurrens

Boltonia decurrens

Decurrent false aster

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’

Pepperbush

Conoclinium greggii

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/
palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall 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

Eurybia divaricatus

Eurybia divaricatus

White wood aster

Foeniculum rubrum

Foeniculum rubrum

Bronze fennel

*exotic

Gaillardia aestivalis 'Grape Sensation'

Gaillardia aestivalis
‘Grape Sensation’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Oranges and Lemons'

Gaillardia ‘Oranges and Lemons’

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

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Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

White gayfeather

Liatris spicata ‘Alba’

White gayfeather

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Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

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Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’ and ‘Major Wheeler’

Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Monarda fruticulosa

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Nepeta

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Southern sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa

Southern sundrops

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Origanum laevigatum 'Pilgrim'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Pilgrim’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Passiflora lutea

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passion flower vine

Phlox paniculata 'Delta Snow'

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Lord Clayton'

Phlox paniculata ‘Lord Clayton’

Garden phlox

Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Pycnanthemum incanum

Pycnanthemum incanum

Mountain mint

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Pycnanthemum muticum

Short-toothed mountain mint

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Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Narrow-leaf mountain mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera

Prairie coneflower / Mexican hat

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

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

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis
‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Vernonia lettermanii

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root