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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

June 24, 2019

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Image of coneflowers and ornamental oregano

Coneflowers and ornamental oregano. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Leafcutter bee on stoke's aster.

Leafcutter bee on stoke’s aster. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Blue vervain and culver's root.

Blue vervain and culver’s root. 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.

Nodding onion

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Common milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Common milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

Carolina doll's daisy

Boltonia caroliniana

Carolina doll’s daisy

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
Palmleaf thoroughwort

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/
palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Lanceleaf tickseed

Coreopsis lanceolata

Lanceleaf tickseed

Tall tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Whorled tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Rattlesnake master

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake master

Joe-pye weed

Eupatorium dubium

Joe-pye weed

Roundleaf thoroughwort

Eupatorium rotundifolium

Roundleaf thoroughwort

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

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Shrubby St. John's wort

Hypericum frondosum
‘Sunburst’

Shrubby St. John’s wort

Sandhill St. John's wort

Hypericum lloydii

Sandhill St. John’s wort

Grosso lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Grosso lavender
* exotic

Ontario blazing star

Liatris cylindracea

Ontario blazing star
* mid-west U.S.

Gayfeather

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

Great blue lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Lemon beebalm

Monarda citriodora

Lemon beebalm

Spotted beebalm

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Ornamental oregano

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Wild quinine

Parthenium integrifolium

Wild quinine

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

Loomis' mountain mint

Pycnanthemum loomisii

Loomis’ mountain mint

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

Green-headed coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-headed coneflower

Brown-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Carolina wild petunia

Ruellia caroliniensis

Carolina wild petunia

Hoary skullcap

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

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

Aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

Frost aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic
* exotic

Blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

New York ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed

Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root