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NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

What’s in Bloom?

September 5, 2016

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

This pretty gray hairstreak seems to like this combo of stemless ironweed and Small's goldenrod. Photo by Debbie Roos.

This pretty gray hairstreak seems to like this combo of stemless ironweed and Small’s goldenrod. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Gorgeous black swallowtail. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Gorgeous black swallowtail. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Two great black wasps visiting mountain mint. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Two great black wasps visiting mountain mint. Photo by Debbie Roos.

A young Carolina anole snatches a bee from the wild ageratum. Photo by Debbie Roos.

A young Carolina anole snatches a bee from the wild ageratum. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Here’s What’s Blooming This Week

Agastache 'Acapulco Orange'

Agastache ‘Acapulco Orange’

Hummingbird mint

* Mexico

Agastache rupestris

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly weed

Boltonia decurrens

Boltonia decurrens

Decurrent false aster

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Centrosema virginianum

Centrosema virginianum

Spurred butterfly-pea

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Buttonbush

Chelone lyonii

Chelone lyonii

Pink turtlehead

Clinopodium georgianum

Clinopodium georgianum

Georgia savory

Conoclinium coelestinum

Conoclinium coelestinum

Wild ageratum/mistflower

Conoclinium greggii

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/
palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

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

Eupatorium dubium

Eupatorium dubium

Joe-pye weed

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Gaillardia 'Burgundy'

Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Gaillardia aestivalis 'Grape Sensation'

Gaillardia aestivalis
‘Grape Sensation’

Lanceleaf blanketflower

Geranium 'Dilys'

Geranium ‘Dilys’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

Hardy geranium

* exotic

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Nights'

Heliopsis helianthoides
‘Summer Nights’

Oxeye daisy

Hibiscus coccineus

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus grandiflora

Hibiscus grandiflora

Velvet mallow

Hypericum stragulum

Hypericum stragulum

St. Andrew’s cross

Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal flower

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

Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’

Catmint

* exotic

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Herrenhausen’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Origanum laevigatum 'Pilgrim'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Pilgrim’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Purple passion flower vine

Passiflora lutea

Passiflora lutea

Yellow passion flower vine

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Phlox carolina ssp. angusta

Narrowleaf Carolina phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Delta Snow'

Phlox paniculata ‘Delta Snow’

Garden phlox

Phlox paniculata 'Lord Clayton'

Phlox paniculata ‘Lord Clayton’

Garden phlox

Physostegia virginiana 'Miss Manners'

Physostegia virginiana
‘Miss Manners’

Obedient plant

Pityopsis graminifolia

Pityopsis graminifolia

Narrowleaf silkgrass

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Pycnanthemum flexuosum

Appalachian mountain mint

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed susan

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia fulgida

Orange coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia laciniata

Green-head coneflower

Scutellaria incana

Scutellaria incana

Hoary skullcap

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Stonecrop

* exotic

Silphium asteriscus

Silphium asteriscus

Starry rosinweed

Silphium perfoliatum

Silphium perfoliatum

Cup plant

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 shortii 'Solar Cascade'

Solidago shortii ‘Solar Cascade’

Goldenrod

Solidago speciosa

Solidago speciosa

Showy goldenrod

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick'

Stokesia laevis
‘Peachie’s Pick’

Stokes’ 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 'September Ruby'

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘September Ruby’

New England aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
‘October Skies’

Aromatic aster

Verbena hastata

Verbena hastata

Blue vervain

Vernonia noveboracensis

Vernonia noveboracensis

New York ironweed

Veronicastrum virginicum

Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s root