Highlights 2021 from the Botanic garden
Don't miss these flowering plants this week at Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden. We have lots of space, free entrance, and open 24/7. Welcome!
*Highlights* 2021-5, July 27 → in
Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden –
1. Tall perennials throughout the Garden! Larkspurs (Delphinium, here a garden form), and monkshoods (Aconitum) grow as numerous species, and in the buttercup collection they are more than 3 m tall thanks to cow dung, and form an impressive tunnel-like passage.
2. The tall perennials in the collection of old garden plants from North Norway, with the strange umbelifer, great masterwort (Astrantia major), in addition to very tall meadow-sweets (Filipendula), and many more.
3. The world’s largest gentian collection, now featuring the blue Chinese Gentiana hexaphylla.
4. The composite genus Cremanthodium. This is probably also the world’s largest collection - in our Himalaya. They are a speciality with us as they do not tolerate at all warmer climates of gardens further south. Most have yellow, nodding flower heads/capitulae.
5. Athrixia fontana – a white daisy in our Africa collection received as seeds from Lesotho.
6. Saxifraga mutata – the only yellow silver saxifrage. In masses in our Saxifraga wall.
7. For those with special interests: the strange Saussurea graminifolia in Himalaya, upper path.
Text and photo: Arve Elvebakk, The Arctic University Museum of Norway.
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