North Carolina Botanical Gardens

Meet the 2019 NC Wildflower of the Year

This year’s North Carolina Wildflower of the Year is Pycnanthemum tenuifolium(narrow-leaf mountain-mint).  This wonderful member of the mint family (Lamiaceae) is native throughout the central and eastern United States and can be found in dry, open rocky woods, prairies, fields, and roadsides. Versatile and easy to grow, this tough little perennial is at home in a variety of conditions from moist to dry, well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade.

For a Wildflower of the Year brochure including free seeds, send a stamped, self-addressed, business envelope to:

North Carolina Botanical Garden

UNC-Chapel Hill


CB 3375

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375

Carolina Moonlight Garden Party Saturday, June 1, 6-9 p.m.

Carolina moonlight shines on the Piedmont! Join us for a fun-filled evening at the Garden highlighting conservation efforts in the North Carolina Piedmont. Experience twilight at the Garden while enjoying the lively tunes of the Finns and a plated dinner of regional North Carolina delights. Buy tickets >

Pitchers & PitchersThursday, June 13, 6-8 p.m. •

$20 ($15 Members)Learn about our Carnivorous Plant Collection and enjoy tasty brews at dusk in the Garden. Speak with conservation and horticulture staff who research, protect, and grow native carnivorous plant species, and learn about the fascinating relationships carnivorous plants have with pollinators and other insects. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Registration is required. Space is limited! Register now >