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Perennial Plots

More than 1000 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials are tested here each year. They range from Alaska native plants to those we collected from trips to China, Russia and Iceland. Each sign shows the name of the plant, where it came from and, when and how many were planted. See for yourself which ones will survive our frigid winters!

perennial plots

Peonies! Alaska’s peonies bloom in July and August rather than May and June like most areas of the “Lower 48.” We are testing varieties to see which ones might be useful in a cut flower industry. Best show is in July, but well worth the walk to the back of the garden.

peony plot