NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

October 19, 2015

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Carpenter bee on Jin Dai aster

Carpenter bee on Jin Dai aster

Syrphid fly on American clasping aster

Syrphid fly on American clasping aster

The Purple Dome New England aster looks gorgeous in front of the Amsonia displaying its golden yellow fall color.

The Purple Dome New England aster looks gorgeous in front of the Amsonia displaying its golden yellow fall color.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

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Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Jin Dai aster

Aster tataricus ‘Jin Dai’

Dwarf tatarian aster

* exotic

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

Conoclinium greggii

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/
palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall 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

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

Heliopsis helianthoides

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

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 fruticulosa

Monarda fruticulosa

Spotted beebalm

* native to Texas

Monarda punctata

Monarda punctata

Spotted horsemint

Nepeta

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

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Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

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Solidago bicolor

White goldenrod

Solidago caesia

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Showy goldenrod

Solidago stricta

Solidago stricta

Wand goldenrod

Symphyotrichum concolor

Symphyotrichum concolor

Eastern silvery aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood 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

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis
‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

Written By

Photo of Debbie RoosDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
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