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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

October 3, 2016

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Possumhaw (Ilex decidua) berries

Possumhaw (Ilex decidua) berries are a favorite among songbirds. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Seashore mallow after a rain

Seashore mallow after a rain. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Black swallowtail caterpillar enjoying golden alexander

Black swallowtail caterpillar enjoying golden alexander. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Agastache x 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache x ‘Blue Fortune’

Anise hyssop

* hybrid of U.S. native

Agastache rupestris

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Aster tataricus 'Jin Dai'

Aster tataricus ‘Jin Dai’

Dwarf tatarian aster

* exotic

Boltonia decurrens

Boltonia decurrens

Decurrent false aster

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Centrosema virginianum

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Chelone lyonii

Chelone lyonii

Pink turtlehead

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

Coreopsis verticillata

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

Cunila origanoides

Cunila origanoides

American dittany/wild oregano

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

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 'Gold Lace'

Helianthus angustifolius ‘Gold Lace’

Swamp sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Ionactus linarifolius

Ionactus linarifolius

Stiff-leaf aster

Kosteletzkya virginica

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

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

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Pityopsis graminifolia

Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Appalachian mountain mint

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-head coneflower

Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Solidago caesia

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

Solidago odora

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago pinetorum

Solidago pinetorum

Small’s goldenrod

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Showy goldenrod

Solidago stricta

Solidago stricta

Wand goldenrod

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum grandiflorum

Symphyotrichum grandiflorum

Large-flower American aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve 'Bluebird'

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

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