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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

July 31, 2017

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

green lynx spider on buttonbush.

A green lynx spider has just molted on a buttonbush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Eastern tailed-blue on perennial geranium 'Dilys'.

Eastern tailed-blue on perennial geranium ‘Dilys’. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Variegated fritillary on joe-pye weed.

Variegated fritillary on joe-pye weed. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Writing spider (Argiope aurantia) wraps its prey in silk.

Writing spider (Argiope aurantia) wraps its prey in silk. 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

Agastache rupestris

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Asclepias verticillata

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

Boltonia decurrens

Boltonia decurrens

Decurrent false aster

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Agastache rupestris

Agastache rupestris

American beautyberry

Callirhoe bushii

Callirhoe bushii

Bush’s poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

Centrosema virginianum

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Georgia savory

Conoclinium coelestinum

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

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

Foeniculum rubrum

Foeniculum rubrum

Bronze fennel

*exotic

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia aestivalis 'Grape Sensation'

Gaillardia aestivalis ‘Grape Sensation’

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

Kosteletzkya virginica

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Liatris microcephala

Liatris microcephala

Small head blazing star

Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

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

Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata

Spotted horsemint

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

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 carolina ssp. angusta

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Delta Snow'

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Lord Clayton'

Phlox paniculata ‘Lord Clayton’

Garden phlox

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Appalachian mountain mint

Pycnanthemum incanum

Pycnanthemum incanum

Mountain mint

Pycnanthemum muticum

Pycnanthemum muticum

Short-toothed mountain mint

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Narrow-leaf mountain mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-head 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 odora

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago pinetorum

Solidago pinetorum

Small’s goldenrod

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve 'Bluebird'

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'September Ruby'

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Verbena stricta

Verbena stricta

Hoary 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