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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

June 25, 2018

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Female widow skimmer on blazing star.

Female widow skimmer on blazing star. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Non-native sculptured resin bee on buttonbush.

Non-native sculptured resin bee on buttonbush. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Stoke's aster, poppy mallow, and geranium.

Stoke’s aster, poppy mallow, and geranium. 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

Licorice hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Common milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Common milkweed

Butterfly weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Whorled milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled milkweed

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

'Kim's Knee High' purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

Rattlesnake master

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake master

Bronze fennel

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

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

Grosso lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Grosso lavender

Blazing star

Liatris ligulistylis

Blazing star

Gayfeather

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

Great blue lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

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.

Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa 

Sundrops

Ornamental oregano

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Purple passion flower vine

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Yellow passion flower vine

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passion flower vine

Small's beardtongue

Penstemon smallii

Small’s beard tongue

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

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Brown-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Whitetop aster

Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Fire pink

Silene virginica

Fire pink

Starry rosinweed

Silphium asteriscus

Starry rosinweed

Cup plant

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

Prairie goldenrod

Solidago ptarmicoides

Prairie goldenrod

Dwarf betony

Stachys minima

Dwarf betony

* exotic

Stokes' aster 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Bluebird aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root