NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

October 28, 2013

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

American lady on wild ageratum

American lady on wild ageratum

Native climbing aster

Native climbing aster

Fall color on bluestar with asters in background

Fall color on bluestar with asters in background

Syrphid fly on aromatic aster

Syrphid fly on aromatic aster

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia

* exotic

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Ampelaster carolinianus

Ampelaster carolinianus

Climbing aster

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Conoclinium greggii

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/ palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea (multiple cultivars)

Purple coneflower

Eurybia divaricatus

Eurybia divaricatus

White wood aster

Gaillardia 'Oranges and Lemons'

Gaillardia ‘Oranges and Lemons’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus angustifolius ‘Gold Lace’

Swamp sunflower

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

Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana ‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’

Rosemary

* exotic

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf 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

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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