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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

June 10, 2019

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Early June in the pollinator garden.

Early June in the pollinator garden. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Coneflowers and blazing star.

Coneflowers and blazing star. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Rattlesnake master looks stunning against a backdrop of coneflowers, beebalm, blazing star, and culver's root.

Rattlesnake master looks stunning against a backdrop of coneflowers, beebalm, blazing star, and culver’s root. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Early June in the pollinator garden: orange coneflower, mountain mint, yarrow, and staghorn sumac

Early June in the pollinator garden: orange coneflower, mountain mint, yarrow, and staghorn sumac. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

 Moonshine yarrow

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

* exotic

Paprika yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

'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.

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Common milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Common milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

Lesser 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
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.

Pale purple coneflower

Echinacea pallida

Pale purple coneflower

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Rattlesnake master

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake master

Joe-pye weed

Eupatorium dubium

Joe-pye weed

Flowering spurge

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

Bronze fennel

Foeniculum rubrum

Bronze fennel

*exotic

Burgundy blanketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Beeblossom

Gaura lindheimeri
‘Summer Breeze’

Beeblossom

* Texas

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

Canadian summer bluet

Houstonia canadensis

Canadian summer bluet

Shrubby St. John's wort

Hypericum frondosum
‘Sunburst’

Shrubby St. John’s wort

Grosso lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Grosso lavender

Gayfeather

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

Coral honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’, ‘Major Wheeler’,
and ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Lemon beebalm

Monarda citriodora

Lemon beebalm

Bee balm

Monarda fistulosa ‘Claire Grace’

Bee balm

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

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

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

staghorn sumac

Rhus typhina ‘Tiger Eye’

Staghorn sumac

Brown-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Carolina wild petunia

Ruellia caroliniensis

Carolina wild petunia

 'Victoria Blue' mealycup sage

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Large-flowered skullcap

Scutellaria integrifolia

Large-flowered skullcap

Whitetop aster

Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Cup plant

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

Prairie goldenrod

Solidago ptarmicoides

Prairie goldenrod

Hardhack

Spiraea tomentosa

Hardhack

Stokes' aster 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Goatsrue

Tephrosia virginiana 

Goatsrue

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

 Foamflower

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root