NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

June 13, 2016

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

The bumble bees love love love the poppymallow (Callirhoe bushii)! Photo by Debbie Roos.

The bumble bees love love love the poppymallow (Callirhoe bushii)! Photo by Debbie Roos.

The honey bees were all over the red milkweed (Asclepias rubra) in the pollinator garden. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The honey bees were all over the red milkweed (Asclepias rubra) in the pollinator garden. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Two-spotted bumble bee (Bombus bimaculatus) on anise hyssop. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Two-spotted bumble bee (Bombus bimaculatus) on anise hyssop. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Eastern tiger swallowtail on buttonbush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Eastern tiger swallowtail on buttonbush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

Yarrow

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

Allium cerneum

Allium cerneum

Nodding onion

chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Chives

* exotic

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

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Asclepias rubra

Red milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Baptisia alba

Baptisia alba

White wild indigo

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.

Ceanothus americanus

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey tea

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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

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Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

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Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

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

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Helenium flexuosum

Purple-head sneezeweed

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

Lavandula stoechas 'Purple Ribbons'

Lavandula stoechas ‘Anouk’

Spanish lavender

* exotic

Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’ and ‘Major Wheeler’

Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Marshallia obovata

Marshallia obovata

Piedmont Barbara’s buttons

Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Monarda fistulosa ‘Claire Grace’

Bee balm

Monarda fruticulosa

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Nepeta

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Oenothera berlandieri

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Passiflora lutea

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passion flower vine

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red'

Penstemon digitalis
‘Husker’s Red’

Beard tongue

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

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Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

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Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Appalachian mountain mint

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

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

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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Scutellaria integrifolia

Large-flowered skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

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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

Stachys minima

Stachys minima

Dwarf betony

* exotic

Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory'

Stokesia laevis
‘Mary Gregory’

Stokes’ aster

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Tiarella cordifolia

Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Valeriana officinalis

Garden heliotrope (Valerian)

* northern U.S.

blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root

Yucca filamentosa 'Golden Sword'

Yucca filamentosa
‘Golden Sword’

Adam’s needle

Written By

Photo of Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
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