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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

October 14, 2019

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Long-tailed skipper nectaring on 'Jin Dai' aster in early October.

Long-tailed skipper nectaring on ‘Jin Dai’ aster in early October. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Lots of layers, colors, and textures in the pollinator garden in early October.

Lots of layers, colors, and textures in the pollinator garden in early October. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Clouded skipper on seashore mallow in mid-October.

Clouded skipper on seashore mallow in mid-October. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

'Paprika' yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Mexican giant hyssop

Agastache mexicana ‘Acapulco Orange’

Mexican giant hyssop

* native to Mexico

Licorice hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Climbing aster

Ampelaster carolinianus

Climbing aster

'Jin Dai' aster

Aster tataricus ‘Jin Dai’

Dwarf tatarian aster

* exotic

Carolina doll's daisy

Boltonia caroliniana

Carolina doll’s daisy

Lesser calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Fringed poppy mallow

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

Spurred butterfly-pea

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Buttonbush

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Pink turtlehead

Chelone lyonii

Pink turtlehead

Maryland golden aster

Chrysopis mariana

Maryland golden aster

Wild ageratum

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

Palmleaf thoroughwort

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/
palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Swamp tickseed

Coreopsis palustris

Swamp tickseed

Tall tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Whorled tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Roundleaf thoroughwort

Eupatorium rotundifolium

Roundleaf thoroughwort

Flowering spurge

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

White wood aster

Eurybia divaricatus

White wood aster

'Burgundy' blanketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

'Dilys' geranium

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

'Rozanne' geranium

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Swamp sunflower

Helianthus angustifolius ‘Gold Lace’

Swamp sunflower

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Stiff-leaf aster

Ionactus linarifolius

Stiff-leaf aster

Seashore mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

'Grosso' lavender

Lavendula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

Grosso lavender
* exotic

Shaggy blazing star

Liatris pilosa

Shaggy blazing star

Coral honeysuckle

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

Honeysuckle

Spotted beebalm

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Spotted horsemint

Monarda punctata

Spotted horsemint

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Purple passionflower vine

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passionflower vine

Yellow passionflower vine

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passionflower vine

Obedient plant

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Mexican hat

Ratibida columnifera

Mexican hat

Green-headed coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-headed coneflower

Blue sage

Salvia azurea

Azure blue sage

Mexican bush sage

Salvia leucantha ‘All Purple’

Mexican bush sage

* Mexico

Early goldenrod

Solidago juncea

Early goldenrod

Eastern gray goldenrod

Solidago nemoralis

Eastern gray goldenrod

Prairie goldenrod

Solidago ptarmicoides

Prairie goldenrod

'Fireworks' rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

'Peachie's Pick' stokes' aster

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Eastern silvery aster

Symphyotrichum concolor

Eastern silvery aster

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Large-flower American aster

Symphyotrichum grandiflorum

Large-flower American aster

'Bluebird' smooth aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

'Purple Dome' New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘Purple Dome’

New England aster

'September Ruby' New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

'October Skies' aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

'Raydon's Favorite' aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’

Aromatic aster

Clasping American aster

Symphyotrichum patens

Clasping American aster

Frost aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic
* exotic

Yellow crownbeard

Verbesina occidentalis

Yellow crownbeard