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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

September 3, 2012

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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


Soldier beetles on mistflower (Conoclinium greggii).


Wheel bug (Arilus cristatus) eating a soldier beetle
on boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum).

Here’s what’s blooming this week:

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia

* 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.

Allium cerneum

Allium cerneum

Nodding onion

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 tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

Coreopsis verticillata
‘Moonbeam’

Threadleaf coreopsis

Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'

Echinacea purpurea
(various cultivars)

Purple coneflower

Eupatorium dubium

Eupatorium dubium

Joe-pye weed

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Eurybia divaricatus

Eurybia divaricatus

White wood aster

Foeniculum rubrum

Foeniculum rubrum

Bronze fennel

*exotic

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia 'Oranges and Lemons'

Gaillardia ‘Oranges and Lemons’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus grandiflora

Hibiscus grandiflorus

Velvet 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

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Passion flower vine

Phlox paniculata 'Delta Snow'

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

Physostegia virginiana

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Pycnanthemum virginianum

Virginia mountain mint

Ratibida columnifera

Ratibida columnifera

Prairie coneflower / Mexican hat

rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis
‘Tuscan Blue’

Rosemary

* exotic

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'

Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’

Mealycup sage

* southwest U.S.

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 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 novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

New England aster

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
‘September Ruby’

New England 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

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed

Zizia aurea

Zizia aurea

Golden alexander

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