God of War Ragnarok: Nine Realms in Bloom Quest Guide

This guide will give an in-depth look at how to complete the Nine Realms in Bloom Favour which unlocks The Florist trophy. Across the Nine Realms grow nine different unique flowers which Kratos must collect, and this guide will tell you exactly where to find all of them.

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God of War Ragnarok has a lot of strange Favours and quests that the player can undertake. Perhaps one of the strangest (yet most tranquil) of these Favours is titled Nine Realms in Bloom.

This Favour asks the player to find and collect nine different flowers across the game. Each flower is native to one of the Nine Realms and so finding al nine can be a bit tricky. If you do manage to collect them all, you’ll be rewarded with The Florist trophy.

The first time you can begin the Nine Realms in Bloom quest is just after your first visit to Vanaheim. However, the majority of these flowers either require significant story progression or story completion to earn so proceed with caution. Spoilers ahead.

Here’s how to complete the Nine Realms in Bloom quest in God of War Ragnarok.

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The Flowers of the Nine Realms

Alfheim

The Alfheim Bloom is called Dawnbloom. It is the earliest flower that you can find in the game. 

Return to Alfheim after you have upgraded the Chisel in Vanaheim. There will be a gate that requires the upgraded Chisel to open in the Barrens. Opening this lock will let Kratos and company travel to the Forbidden Sands, where the flower (and many other goodies) await them.

Alfheim Flower Location

Alfheim Flower Location

The Dawnboom can be found in the South-Western area of the Forbidden Sands. You’ll find it nestled into a small crook in the wall that Kratos can squeeze into.

The journal describes Dawnbloom as ‘a colourful flower found in Vanaheim. According to Freya, they always point toward the Light of Alfheim even once plucked from the earth.’

Dawnbloom

Dawnbloom

Svartalfheim

Next up is the Svartalfheim flower, Sparkthorn. To find this flower you’ll need to have completed the main story quest Forging Destiny.

First, head to the Dwarven city of Nidavellir. You can get here via the Mystic Gateway near the Bay of Bounty. Once you’re in Nidavellir, make your way back into and out of the Dwarven tavern. 

Svartalfheim Flower Location

Svartalfheim Flower Location

After exiting the tavern, you’ll cross a bridge to a wider street in Nidavellir. You should spot the Sparkthorn hidden by a bunch of houses, but a cart and debris block the direct path to it. Instead, you must use your Draupnir Spear to create a foothold which Kratos can jump to. 

 

Create the foothold, jump across and the flower is yours.

The journal describes Sparkthorn as ‘more of a weed than a flower, it grows in Svartalfheim and is the rare flower that can defend itself.’

Sparkthorn

Sparkthorn

Vanaheim

The next flower is Starblush from Vanaheim. This bloom takes a bit of work to get to. First, you need to unlock the area it is located in.

The Crater is a huge secret area that players can unlock after completing the Creatures of Prophecy main story quest. Upon completion, you will be given a side Favour called Scent of Survival, which will unlock access to the Crater.

The Crater has three distinct areas (the Plains, the Jungle and the Sinkholes) and our flower is located in the Sinkholes. To get to it, though, you must do a few other things first. Mainly, you need to head to the Jungle and complete Return of the River which will cause the Crater to fill back up with water, allowing travel via boat around the entire area.

Vanaheim Flower Location

Vanaheim Flower Location

Once that is complete, head towards the Sinkholes. When you get to the Sinkholes Entrance Mystic Gateway, you need to do a few other things:

  1. Climb up the nearby ledge using your Blades and enter the large opening. If this is the first time you’ve done this, you’ll be attacked by a Dragon that you must fend off.
  2. When the Dragon has been shooed away, head right to find a large chain. Pulling this chain opens the gate in the water, allowing boat access.
  3. Return to the Mystic Gateway, hop across the river, and get in the boat. Head right and you’ll find yourself in the area where the Dragon just attacked.

You can dock the boat close by. Climb the stairs and you should find the Starblush planted in the ground nearby.

The journal simply says that Starblush is ‘said to turn crimson in the presence of a shooting star.’

Starblush

Starblush

Muspelheim

The Muspelheim flower is called Ashpetal. This one is quite easy to find in Muspelehim – the problem is getting to Muspelheim. 

To unlock the Crucible and the area where the flower is located, you need to find two halves of the Muspelheim Yggdrasil Seed which are scattered around the world. If you want an in-depth guide on where exactly to find the two parts of the Seed, you can find our guide on it here.

Muspelheim Flower Location

Muspelheim Flower Location

Once you’re in Muspelheim, simply head behind Brok and Sindri’s shop and there it is. The Ash Petal will be laying right in your path. 

The journal describes Ashpetal as ‘a burnt flower from Muspelheim. It somehow makes a home amid that ash and fire.’

Ashpetal

Ashpetal

Helheim

The Helheim flower is Soulblossom. To get this flower, you need to progress the story until the quest Reunion. 

The flower is inaccessible until you complete a certain portion of the mission. Once Kratos and Atreus have fought Garm and transformed him into Fenrir, you will be left in a wide-open arena. This is where you need to be.

Helheim Flower Location

Helheim Flower Location

From the lower level of the arena, you should be able to see the walkway that you use to exit. Instead of looking left on the walkway, look right and you will find a place to throw the Draupnir Spear to create a foothold. Climb back up the ledge, head towards the spear and you will be able to get to the other side.

Resting solemnly beside a fallen Traveller is the Soulblossom. 

The journal says ‘it is hard to believe anything can grow in Helheim, the realm of the dead, but this flower has found a way.’

Soulblossom

Soulblossom

Asgard

Asgard’s flower is called Dreamshade. To access this flower, you must have beaten the main story and gotten to Beyond Ragnarok. Only then can this Bloom be picked.

Unsurprisingly, the Asgard flower cannot be found within Asgard. Instead, it is resting in Niflheim. After the destruction of Asgard, return to the Raven Tree and you’ll see that a new path has opened up. This leads to the Asgardian Prison Wreckage.

Asgard Flower Location

Asgard Flower Location

Once inside the Ruined Asgard Prison, begin making your way down each floor. There are locked cells and chambers on each, with some containing enemies to fight, loot and artefacts to find and a chest or two. Inside one of them, though, will be the lonely form of the Dreamshade flower. 

The journal says ‘Freya spoke of keeping this flower in her room during her time in Asgard. She said it is perhaps one of her few good memories of that time.’

Dreamshade

Dreamshade

Midgard

The final three flowers all first require a visit to Ratatoskr. Once you have completed the main story of the game and gotten to Beyond Ragnarok, you can visit the squirrel. He will give you a bag of miscellaneous Yggdrasil Seeds, allowing you to visit otherwise inaccessible areas. Areas that all contain flowers.

First up is the Midgard flower: Mirkweed. Using the new Yggdrasil Seeds that Ratatoskr has given you, Kratos will be able to use the Mystic Gateway by Freya’s old home in Midgard. 

Midgard Flower Location

Midgard Flower Location

After a quick catch-up session with Chaurli, head around the side of Freya’s home. The Mirkweed will be waiting for you there.

The journal says that Mirkweed is ‘a rare, hardy flower that somehow managed to survive in Midgard despite Fimbulwinter. It has earned my respect.’

Mirkweed

Mirkweed

Niflheim

The Niflheim flower is Frostfinger. Just like with the Mirkweed, Ratatoskr’s new gift has opened a new Mystic Gateway in the Realm of Niflheim. 

This time, the Gateway is located in the Mist Fields to the East of the Raven Tree. There isn’t much in this area besides a few Raiders and a Berserker Gravestone. 

Niflheim Flower Location

Niflheim Flower Location

On your path to the Berserker Gravestone, you should spot the flower. It is growing beside a field of swords and corpses.

The journal says that ‘not much can survive in Niflheim. To grow alone in such a place must be a lonely existence.’

Frostfinger

Frostfinger

Jotunheim

Last but certainly not least is the Ironbell flower of Jotunheim. As with the Mirkweed and the Frostfinger, go to the Jotunheim symbol on a Mystic Gateway and you’ll see that Angrboda’s Treehouse has become accessible. 

Exit the Gateway and you’ll find yourself back where Atreus and Angrboda discussed fate and where the Giant girl keeps all her prophetic paintings. The area is now blocked off from other areas of Jotunheim. 

Jotunheim Flower Location

Jotunheim Flower Location

Once you’re back in Agraboda’s Treehouse, bank down the left path from the Mystic Gateway. There is a small detour that will take you before the Ironbell flower. It is being closely watched over by a pack of wolves.

The journal says that Ironbell is ‘a slow-blooming flower from Jotunheim. I know this one. Faye used to plant them many years ago, though I incorrectly assumed it native to Midgard.’

Ironbell

Ironbell

Once you’ve collected all 9 Blooms, you’ll have completed the Nine Realms in Bloom Favour in God of War Ragnarok. You’ll also have earned The Florist Bronze Trophy. 

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