NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

June 29, 2015

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Sweat bee on gayfeather (Liatris spicata).

Sweat bee on gayfeather (Liatris spicata). Photo by Debbie Roos.

Cuckoo-leaf-cutter bee (Coelioxys sp.) on the oxeye daisy (Heliopsis helianthoides). They are cleptoparasites of leaf-cutter bees.

Cuckoo-leaf-cutter bee (Coelioxys sp.) on the oxeye daisy (Heliopsis helianthoides). They are cleptoparasites of leaf-cutter bees. Photo by Debbie Roos.

American snout butterfly (Libytheana carinenta) on rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium). Photo by Debbie Roos.

American snout butterfly (Libytheana carinenta) on rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium). Photo by Debbie Roos.

Variegated fritillary caterpillar on passion flower vine. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Variegated fritillary caterpillar on passion flower vine. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

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

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Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Allium cerneum

Allium cerneum

Nodding onion

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

 Boltonia decurrens

Boltonia decurrens

Decurrent false aster

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

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Callicarpa americana

American beautyberry

Callirhoe digitata

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Conoclinium greggii

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/
palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Eryngium yuccifolium

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake master

Eupatorium dubium

Eupatorium dubium

Joe-pye weed

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

Helenium
‘Ruby Tuesday’

Sneezeweed

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

Hypericum frondosum
‘Sunburst’

Shrubby St. John’s wort

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Hypericum lloydii

Sandhill St. John’s wort

Liatris microcephala

Liatris microcephala

Small head blazing star

Liatris spicata

Liatris spicata

Gayfeather

White gayfeather

Liatris spicata ‘Alba’

White gayfeather

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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

Monarda fruticulosa

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Nepeta

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Southern sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa

Southern sundrops

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Origanum laevigatum 'Pilgrim'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Pilgrim’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Passiflora lutea

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passion flower vine

Phlox paniculata 'Delta Snow'

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Lord Clayton'

Phlox paniculata ‘Lord Clayton’

Garden phlox

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

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera

Prairie coneflower / Mexican hat

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

whitetop aster

Sericocarpus linifolius

Whitetop aster

Stachys minima

Stachys minima

Dwarf betony

* exotic

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Thyme

* exotic

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis
‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

blue vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root