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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

June 11, 2018

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Mining bee on New Jersey tea.

Mining bee on New Jersey tea. Photo by Debbie Roos.

A little corner of my Pollinator Paradise: coneflowers, culver's root, and bee balm.

A little corner of my Pollinator Paradise: coneflowers, culver’s root, and bee balm. 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

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

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Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

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Asclepias rubra

Red milkweed

common milkweed flower

Asclepias syriaca

Common milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Redring milkweed

Asclepias variegata

Redring milkweed

whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

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Callicarpa americana

American beautyberry

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Callirhoe bushii

Bush’s poppy mallow

* central U.S.

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

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Callirhoe involucrata

Prairie poppy mallow

* central U.S.

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

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Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Purple prairie clover

Dalea purpurea

Purple prairie clover

* central U.S.

Echinacea pallida

Echinacea pallida

Pale purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Foeniculum rubrum

Foeniculum rubrum

Bronze fennel

*exotic

burgundy banketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

Hypericum frondosum
‘Sunburst’

Shrubby St. John’s wort

Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

 coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Monarda fistulosa ‘Claire Grace’

Bee balm

Monarda fruticulosa

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.

sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

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

small's beardtongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

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Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Delta Snow'

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

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Pycnanthemum muticum

Short-toothed mountain mint

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Ruellia caroliniensis

Ruellia caroliniensis

Carolina wild petunia

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

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Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Fire pink

Silene virginica

Fire pink

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Silphium asteriscus

Starry rosinweed

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Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

Prairie goldenrod

Solidago ptarmicoides

Prairie goldenrod

Stachys minima

Stachys minima

Dwarf betony

* exotic

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Image of New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio spiderwort

blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root