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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

pollinator garden.

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

Agastache rupestris

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Aster tataricus 'Jin Dai'

Aster tataricus ‘Jin Dai’

Dwarf tatarian aster

* exotic

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Chrysopis mariana

Chrysopis mariana

Maryland golden aster

Clinopodium georgianum

Clinopodium georgianum

Georgia savory

Conoclinium coelestinum

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 'Summer Nights'

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Hibiscus coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Ionactus linarifolius

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 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Pityopsis graminifolia

Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Solidago bicolor

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

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve 'Bluebird'

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘Purple Dome’

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'September Ruby'

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'Raydon's Favorite'

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘Raydon’s Favorite’

Aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum patens

Symphyotrichum patens

Clasping American aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis
‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena