We envision a resilient world dependent on the thoughtful cultivation of plants

Jensen-Olson Arboretum Honored for Primula Collection

Articles: Jensen-Olson Arboretum Honored for Primula Collection

An array of drumstick primulas (Primula denticulata) at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum, Juneau, Alaska. Photo: Merrill Jensen

The Jensen-Olson Arboretum in Juneau Alaska has recently been granted National Collections status for the genus Primula by the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC).  This is quite an honor for a garden that only opened as a public institution in 2007. The Arboretum’s founder, Caroline Jensen, dearly loved primroses and planted accordingly.  Arboretum Horticulturist and Manager, Merrill Jensen (no relation), recognized and built upon that foundation by expanding her collection into North America’s largest documented collection- now approaching close to 200 accessions.

The vast majority of the genus grow in the high, damp alpine meadows of the Himalayas where 334 species are native.  They can also be found as spring wildflowers across the European countryside and mountain ranges.  Juneau’s cool, maritime climate is perfect for the cultivation of primrose.

For more information and photos, see Merrill’s related article (link below)....

READ THE WHOLE STORY


Join now to access new headline articles, archives back to 1977, and so much more.

Enjoy this article for FREE:

Articles: Calochortophilia: A Californian’s Love Affair with a Genus by Katherine Renz

If you are already a member, please log in using the form below.

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

Social Media

Garden Futurist Podcast

Most Popular

Videos

Topics

Related Posts

Pacific Plant People: Carol Bornstein

Spring 2022 Public gardens play a key role in demonstrating naturalistic planting design, selecti… READ THE WHOLE STORY Join now to access new headline articles,

Powered By MemberPress WooCommerce Plus Integration

Your free newsletter starts here!

Don’t want to see this pop-up? Members, log-in here.

Why do we ask for your zip code?

We do our best to make our educational content relevant for where you garden.

Why do we ask for your zip code?

We do our best to make our educational content relevant for where you garden.

The information you provide to Pacific Horticulture is NEVER sold, shared, or rented to others.

Pacific Horticulture generally sends only two newsletters per Month.