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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

September 25, 2017

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

painted ladies on aster

The painted ladies have been all over the asters! This one is a smooth aster (Symphyotrichum laeve ‘Bluebird’). Photo by Debbie Roos.

leafcutter bee on buttonbush

The leafcutter bees were busy foraging on the buttonbush today. It’s been blooming for four months! Photo by Debbie Roos.

Goldenrod, little bluestem, and sedum.

Goldenrod, little bluestem, and sedum. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Achillea x 'Paprika'

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Agastache rupestris

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Ampelaster carolinianus

Ampelaster carolinianus

Climbing aster

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

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

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

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

Eryngium yuccifolium

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake master

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Eurybia divaricatus

Eurybia divaricatus

White wood aster

Gaillardia aestivalis 'Grape Sensation'

Gaillardia aestivalis
‘Grape Sensation’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Hibiscus grandiflora

Hibiscus grandiflora

Velvet mallow

Helianthus angustifolius 'Gold Lace'

Helianthus angustifolius ‘Gold Lace’

Swamp sunflower

Hibiscus coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Ionactus linarifolius

Ionactus linarifolius

Stiff-leaf aster

Kosteletzkya virginica

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia siphilitica

Great blue lobelia

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

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

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Solidago bicolor

Solidago bicolor

White goldenrod

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

Symphyotrichum concolor

Symphyotrichum concolor

Eastern silvery 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

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

Vernonia acaulis

Vernonia acaulis

Stemless ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed