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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

October 1, 2018

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Monarch chrysalis on splitbeard bluestem.

Monarch chrysalis on splitbeard bluestem. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Variegated fritillary on Maryland golden aster

Variegated fritillary on Maryland golden aster. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Dwarf 'Jin Dai' Tartarian aster.

Dwarf ‘Jin Dai’ Tartarian aster. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

'Paprika' yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Licorice hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Jin Dai aster

Aster tataricus ‘Jin Dai’

Dwarf tatarian aster

* exotic

Calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Pink turtlehead

Chelone lyonii

Pink turtlehead

Maryland golden aster

Chrysopis mariana

Maryland golden aster

Georgia savory

Clinopodium georgianum

Georgia savory

Wild ageratum

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

Palmleaf thoroughwort

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/
palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Tall tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Whorled tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Cunila origanoides

Cunila origanoides

American dittany/wild oregano

Flowering spurge

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Lanceleaf blanketflower 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Lanceleaf blanketflower 'Grape Sensation'

Gaillardia aestivalis
‘Grape Sensation’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

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

Cardinal flower

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

Great blue lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

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

Ornamental oregano

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Purple passion flower vine

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Yellow passion flower vine

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passion flower vine

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Obedient plant

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Green-headed coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-headed coneflower

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Cup plant

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

Bluestem goldenrod

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

Eastern gray goldenrod

Solidago nemoralis

Eastern gray goldenrod

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

'Fireworks' rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Wand goldenrod

Solidago stricta

Wand goldenrod

Stokes' aster 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Large-flower American aster

Symphyotrichum grandiflorum

Large-flower American aster

Bluebird aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

Purple Dome aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘Purple Dome’

New England aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Aromatic aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

Clasping American aster

Symphyotrichum patens

Clasping American aster

Frost aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster