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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

June 15, 2015

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Great spangled fritillary on stoke's aster

Great spangled fritillary on stoke’s aster

Ambush bug on mountain mint

Ambush bug on mountain mint

Bumble bee on red milkweed (Asclepias rubra)

Bumble bee on red milkweed (Asclepias rubra)

Mydas fly (Mydas clavata) on oxeye daisy

Mydas fly (Mydas clavata) on oxeye daisy

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Achillea x 'Moonshine'

Achillea x ‘Moonshine’

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

Agastache x 'Golden Jubilee'

Agastache x ‘Golden Jubilee’

Anise hyssop

* exotic

Allium cerneum

Allium cerneum

Nodding onion

Aquilegia chrysantha

Aquilegia chrysantha

Golden columbine

* native to southwestern U.S.

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias rubra

Asclepias rubra

Red milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Asclepias verticillata

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

Baptisia alba

Baptisia alba

White wild indigo

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

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

Helenium 'Ruby Tuesday'

Helenium ‘Ruby Tuesday’

Sneezeweed

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'

Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Hydrangea quercifolia

Hydrangea quercifolia

Oakleaf hydrangea

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

Hypericum frondosum ‘Sunburst’

Shrubby St. John’s wort

Hypericum lloydii

Hypericum lloydii

Sandhill St. John’s wort

Liatris microcephala

Liatris microcephala

Small head blazing star

Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’ and ‘Major Wheeler’

Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace'

Monarda fistulosa ‘Claire Grace’

Bee balm

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Oenothera fruticosa

Oenothera fruticosa

Southern sundrops

Penstemon smallii

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

Phlox pilosa

Phlox pilosa 

Downy phlox

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

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera

Prairie coneflower / Mexican hat

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Sericocarpus linifolius

Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Silene virginica

Silene virginica

Fire pink

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

Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root