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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

September 30, 2019

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

All plants native to North Carolina unless otherwise noted.

Late September naturalized bed with spotted horsemint, common milkweed, little bluestem, narrow-leaf silkgrass, aromatic aster, and lanceleaf blanketflower.

Late September naturalized bed with spotted horsemint, common milkweed, little bluestem, narrow-leaf silkgrass, aromatic aster, and lanceleaf blanketflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Late September: I love this time of year when the native grasses bloom: muhly grass, splitbeard bluestem, wild ageratum, and green-headed coneflower.

Late September: I love this time of year when the native grasses bloom: muhly grass, splitbeard bluestem, wild ageratum, and green-headed coneflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Exquisite variegated fritillary chrysalis on the seedheads of blue vervain in the pollinator garden.

Exquisite variegated fritillary chrysalis on the seedheads of blue vervain in the pollinator garden. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

'Paprika' yarrow

Achillea x ‘Paprika’

Yarrow

* exotic

Mexican giant hyssop

Agastache mexicana ‘Acapulco Orange’

Mexican giant hyssop

* native to Mexico

Licorice hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Climbing aster

Ampelaster carolinianus

Climbing aster

'Jin Dai' aster

Aster tataricus ‘Jin Dai’

Dwarf tatarian aster

* exotic

Carolina doll's daisy

Boltonia caroliniana

Carolina doll’s daisy

Lesser calamint

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Fringed poppy mallow

Callirhoe digitata

Fringed poppy mallow (winecup)

* central U.S.

Spurred butterfly-pea

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Buttonbush
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.

Swamp tickseed

Coreopsis palustris

Swamp tickseed

Tall tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Whorled tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata

Whorled tickseed

American dittany

Cunila origanoides

American dittany/wild oregano

Purple coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Purple coneflower

Boneset

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Roundleaf thoroughwort

Eupatorium rotundifolium

Roundleaf thoroughwort

Flowering spurge

Euphorbia corollata

Flowering spurge

White wood aster

Eurybia divaricatus

White wood aster

'Burgundy' blanketflower

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

'Dilys' geranium

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

'Rozanne' geranium

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
* exotic

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

Catmint

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Cutleaf evening primrose

Oenothera berlandieri 
‘Siskiyou’

Evening primrose

* southwest U.S.

Purple passionflower vine

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passionflower vine

Yellow passionflower vine

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passionflower vine

Obedient plant

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Mexican hat

Ratibida columnifera

Mexican hat

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Green-headed coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-headed coneflower

Brown-eyed susan

Rudbeckia triloba

Brown-eyed susan

Blue sage

Salvia azurea

Azure blue sage

* Mexico

Mexican bush sage

Salvia leucantha ‘All Purple’

Mexican bush sage

* Mexico

'Autumn Joy' stonecrop

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Bluestem goldenrod

Solidago caesia

Bluestem goldenrod

Early goldenrod

Solidago juncea

Early goldenrod

Eastern gray goldenrod

Solidago nemoralis

Eastern gray goldenrod

Sweet goldenrod

Solidago odora

Sweet goldenrod

Prairie goldenrod

Solidago ptarmicoides

Prairie goldenrod

'Fireworks' rough-leaf goldenrod

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

Rough-leaf goldenrod

Showy goldenrod

Solidago speciosa

Showy goldenrod

'Peachie's Pick' stokes' aster

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ aster

Blue wood aster

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Blue wood aster

'Bluebird' aster

Symphyotrichum laeve var. laeve ‘Bluebird’

Smooth aster

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England 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

Skyblue aster

Symphyotrichum oolentangiense

Skyblue aster

Clasping American aster

Symphyotrichum patens

Clasping American aster

Frost aster

Symphyotrichum pilosum

Frost aster

Spiderwort

Tradescantia x ‘Purple Profusion’

Spiderwort

Society garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society garlic
* exotic

Hoary vervain

Verbena stricta

Hoary vervain

Yellow crownbeard

Verbesina occidentalis

Yellow crownbeard