It’s often easy to find flowers that grow well in warm climates, but if you want to grow beautiful blooms where it’s cold you’re sometimes hard pressed. We were wondering which flowers thrived in Alaska, a place known for extreme temperatures and a locale that would certainly look lovely with some color strewn about.
So, we researched and found that the following flowers do excellently in Alaska, when given the proper attention.
Greek Yarrow that grows in private residences in Alaska is much different than the wild yarrow that pops up on the sides of many roads. But, it’s just as beautiful. Many people like to line the edges of their Alaskan rock gardens with Greek yarrow because it provides a beautiful border of silver-grey leaves intermixed with small and stunning white flowers.
Terra Cotta Yarrow
This yarrow is a favorite for many Alaskan gardens because it brings warm colors into a usually white setting. Terra Cotta yarrow matures in late fall and it offers a spectacular scene of tiny yellow and orange blooms.
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Blushing Brides Larkspur
Alaskans love Blushing Brides larskpur as an addition to an outdoor garden because it blooms in pretty shades of mulberry and dusky pink. This flower stands up to 6 feet tall and it offers a dramatic presence for any landscape. If you remove spent larkspur flowers, you’ll get another round of blooms in late summer or fall.
In addition to these beauties, we love the look of Lamiastrum, with its green foliage that has tons of silver threads running through it. Lamiastrum features small yellow flowers that do well in wet conditions. Peony is another flower that would be stunning to have in an outdoor Alaskan garden. This flower comes in several shades of deep red and it’s known for its signature ball-style blossom.
Do you live in Alaska? If so, we’d love to hear about any other flowers that thrive in your garden, even under the harshest of conditions.