Elderberry Plant Companions – Tips On Planting With Elderberries:
The following are some tips on planting with elderberries. These are not all the ways to plant with elderberries, but these are some ideas which may come handy when choosing your seeds or clones. You might want to try other things too! If you have any questions please do let us know in comments section below.
1) Choose Your Seeds Wisely!
It is always better to choose the best quality seeds rather than the cheapest ones. Some of them will germinate faster than others, so it is wise to select the seeds which are going to give you good results. For example, if you plan on planting two plants together, then choose seeds which are compatible with each other.
2) Do Not Over Water!
Watering too much will make the seeds rot. The soil should be moist enough, but not wet. Too little water and the seeds won’t sprout at all. Soaking the seeds in water for too long will cause them to wilt up and die. After soaking them for 10 minutes, drain off excess water and leave them out to dry completely before planting again.
3) Select A Good Place To Plant Them!
Elderberry plants can be propagated from seeds too. If you are growing them indoors, then you will need a propagator. Outdoors, you can plant them in your garden where they are expected to grow. If you are planting them in pots, then make sure that the soil is fertile and has all the nutrients required for proper growth.
4) Elderberry Companions!
The following are some elderberry companions which can be planted with your berries:
A) Black Lace Elderberry (Sambucus Nigra)
B) Snow in Summer (Ceratostigma Willmottiana)
C) Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia Cordata)
D) Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides)
E) Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)
F) Coral Vine (Euonymus fortunei)
G) Coleus (Solenostemon)
H) Clematis (Clematis Armandii)
I) Candytuft (Iberis Sempervirens)
J) Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)
K) Caladium (Caladium Seguinum)
L) Coleus (Solenostemon)
M) Candytuft (Iberis Sempervirens)
N) Clematis (Clematis Armandii)
O) Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)
P) Fuchsia (Episcia Exscapa)
Q) Firecracker Plant (Russelia Punctata)
R) Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia Cordata)
S) Iochroma (Iochroma Fuchsioides)
T) Flame Vine (Bignonia Capreolata)
U) Coleus (Solenostemon)
V) Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus)
W) Fuchsia (Fuchsia Hybrid)
X) Flame Vine (Bignonia Capreolata)
Y) Caladium (Caladium Seguinum)
Z) Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)
AA) Flame Vine (Bignonia Capreolata)
AB) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AC) Clematis (Clematis Armandii)
AD) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AE) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AF) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AG) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AH) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AI) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AJ) Clematis (Clematis Armandii)
AK) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AL) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AM) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AN) Coleus (Solenostemon)
AO) Coleus (Solen
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