NC State Extension

“Pollinator Paradise” Demonstration Garden

September 30, 2013

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

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

Bumble bees on aromatic aster

Bumble bees on aromatic aster

Florida predatory stink bug feeding on a brown stink bug on bronze fennel

Florida predatory stink bug feeding on a brown stink bug on bronze fennel

Carpenter bee on spotted horsemint

Carpenter bee on spotted horsemint

White-marked tussock moth caterpillar on possumhaw viburnum

White-marked tussock moth caterpillar on possumhaw viburnum

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 rupestris

Agastache rupestris

Licorice hyssop

* native to southwest U.S.

Calamintha nepeta

Calamintha nepeta

Lesser calamint

* exotic

Conoclinium greggii

Conoclinium greggii

Gregg’s mistflower/ palmleaf thoroughwort

* native to southwestern U.S.

Coreopsis tripteris

Coreopsis tripteris

Tall tickseed

Echinacea purpurea 'Kim's Knee High'

Echinacea purpurea (multiple cultivars)

Purple coneflower

Eryngium yuccifolium

Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake master

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Boneset

Eurybia divaricatus

Eurybia divaricatus

White wood aster

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

Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus angustifolius ‘Gold Lace’

Swamp sunflower

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus coccineus

Red rose mallow

Hibiscus grandiflora

Hibiscus grandiflorus

Velvet mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica

Kosteletzkya virginica

Seashore mallow

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

Origanum laevigatum 'Pilgrim'

Origanum laevigatum ‘Pilgrim’

Ornamental oregano

* exotic

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora incarnata

Passion flower vine

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.

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 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

Vernonia lettermanii

Vernonia lettermanii

Threadleaf ironweed

Written By

Photo of Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
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