Creating a beautiful and sustainable landscape in Alaska can be a challenge, but with the right plants it is possible to create an outdoor space that will last for years to come. Here are some of the best vegetables, fruits, trees, and other plants for Alaska's climate:
Vegetables: Potatoes, Carrots, Cabbage, Broccoli Fruits: Apples, Blueberries, Strawberries Trees: Spruce (Picea), Aspen (Populus tremuloides), Birch (Betula)
Shrubs: Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium), Alaskan Blueberry (Vaccinium alaskaense) Vines: Honeysuckle (Lonicera diervilla), Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris) Groundcovers: Moss Campion (Silene acaulis), Irish Moss (Sagina subulata)
Grasses: Fescue (Festuca ovina), Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Cacti & Succulents: Polar Bear Paw Pincushion Cactus ( Coryphantha vivipara var. vivipara ), Purple Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia phaeacantha)
These plants are low-maintenance and drought tolerant which makes them ideal for Alaska's cooler climate. They also require minimal irrigation which helps conserve water resources. With a careful selection of plants you can create a lush garden full of delicious vegetarian delights that will delight your taste buds!