NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

October 9, 2017

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

The bumble bees sure are enjoying the white goldenrod

The bumble bees sure are enjoying the white goldenrod! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Honey bee on Maryland golden aster with stiffleaf aster.

Honey bee on Maryland golden aster with stiffleaf aster. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Bumble bee on eastern silvery aster.

Bumble bee on eastern silvery aster. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Ampelaster carolinianus

Ampelaster carolinianus

Climbing aster

Jin Dai aster

Aster tataricus ‘Jin Dai’

Dwarf tatarian aster

* exotic

 Boltonia decurrens

Boltonia decurrens

Decurrent false aster

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

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Chrysopis mariana

Maryland golden aster

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Clinopodium georgianum

Georgia savory

Eupatorium greggii

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

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Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Gaillardia aestivalis 'Grape Sensation'

Gaillardia aestivalis
‘Grape Sensation’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus angustifolius ‘Gold Lace’

Swamp sunflower

stiff-leaf aster

Ionactus linarifolius

Stiff-leaf aster

Lonicera sempervirens 'Cedar Lane'

Lonicera sempervirens
‘Cedar Lane’ and ‘Major Wheeler’

Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'

Lonicera sempervirens ‘John Clayton’

Honeysuckle

Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata

Spotted horsemint

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

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Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

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Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

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Solidago bicolor

White goldenrod

Solidago caesia

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

Solidago odora

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago stricta

Solidago stricta

Wand goldenrod

Symphyotrichum concolor

Symphyotrichum concolor

Eastern silvery aster

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Symphyotrichum grandiflorum

Large-flower American aster

Bluebird aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

Purple Dome aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘Purple Dome’

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

Aster Raydon's Favorite

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’

Aromatic aster

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Symphyotrichum patens

Clasping American aster

frost aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

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Vernonia acaulis

Stemless ironweed