NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

October 15, 2012

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

'Acapulco Orange' hummingbird mint and perennial geranium 'Dilys'.‘Acapulco Orange’ hummingbird mint and perennial geranium ‘Dilys’.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia

* exotic

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

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.

Ampelaster carolinianus

Ampelaster carolinianus

Climbing aster

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Eupatorium greggii

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

Conoclinium greggii

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/ palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens

Gray-leaved conradina

* native to the U.S. Gulf coast

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis auriculata

Lobed tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Eurybia divaricatus

Eurybia divaricatus

White wood aster

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus angustifolius ‘Gold Lace’

Swamp sunflower

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Liatris microcephala

Liatris microcephala

Small head blazing star

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

Oenothera berlandieri

Oenothera berlandieri ‘Siskiyou’

Sundrops * southwest U.S.

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Passion flower vine

Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera

Prairie coneflower / Mexican hat

rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’

Rosemary

* exotic

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Solidago caesia

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Showy goldenrod

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis ‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Symphyotrichum concolor

Symphyotrichum concolor

Eastern silvery aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

Bluebird aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth 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

Tradescantia x 'Purple Profusion'

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Verbena canadensis ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena

Vernonia lettermanii

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed