If you have done even a little gardening in your life, you must know by now that harsh weather is the primary reason behind a majority of plants not being able to bloom at their best. However, it would help if you did not assume that there are no options if you live in colder regions. Various plants are available in the market that you can get, and you will get to add a beautiful landscape in no time. In this blog, we are going to discuss the perennials that you can grow in Alaska, and we can understand that you are getting curious to know all the options. Before diving into the blog, we must add a disclaimer that the opportunities we will jot down must be brought up after thorough research. You can also hire an expert to discuss the type of soil and other aspects such as wind conditions, rain, etc., required for growing specific plants. Now, without any further adieu, let’s dive into the blog.
These are known by various names such as European Trollius and Golden Globeflower; the plant comes with a property that will make it bloom whether you are keeping it under direct sun or shade. The flowers can also be deadheaded if you need two blooms every year. The first bloom will happen in the early months. The only aspect you need to keep in mind is that Yellow Trollius will bloom at its best when it’s in soil with a good amount of biological properties. The ground must also be able to retain moisture, and good drainage should also be in place.
The plant is quite short, and it will only grow to a height of 10”. We highly recommend growing it as a flower bed or planting it at the borderline of your garden. Unlike Trollius, Viola will only bloom under the direct sun. The soil conditions are similar to the Trollius; it requires rich soil with good moisture. If your space has dry ground, you can use peat moss to keep the humidity. Viola has several varieties available; the flowers come in different colors such as ivory, white, violet, blue, and multicolor.
It has also been given the title of Alaska’s state flower, the flower will present its first bloom in early spring and continue to prosper until the warmest weather. Various varieties offer flowers in different colors, such as white, pink, blue, and purple. It’s rare to find a perennial that can grow in Alaska with a bright blue-colored flower. If you are getting it, make sure that you are planting it in the shade with soil that can retain moisture. The plants will go up to a maximum height of 18-inches.
The bloom you will get here will highly resemble daisies, but these will carry a purple shade. Unlike the ones discussed above, Siberian Aster will not require moist soil, and if your region registers a little rain, it will be enough for these plants to bloom. A single plant will take a width of 12-inches and go as tall as 15-inches. The bees and butterflies will get attracted to this plant, requiring a good amount of sunlight. The plant will bloom by the mid of summer, and it will stay in good shape until fall.